Today I'd like to share an article from The Guardian sent to me by my friend, Alex Palombo. The article states that President Obama is considering hosting a climate summit to come up with a strategy to combat climate change. This is exciting news considering climate change was barely mentioned during the campaigns, and has not been a majorly discussed issue since Obama was re-elected, even in the wake of hurricane Sandy. The summit would not just address what Congress can do on a national level, but what can be done at all levels of government. It is important to get the American public involved in mitigating global warming, and by targeting local governments, it will be possible to do so.
Environmental leaders, such as Jeremy Symons, the senior vice-president for conservation and education at the National Wildlife Federation, say that Obama needs to come up with a plan before the State of the Union address so he can outline his agenda. The proposal for this summit is apparently under "very serious consideration" by the White House. Environmental groups say Obama needs to come up with a clear plan and take "concrete steps" forward. We can only hope he does so. The State of the Union is scheduled for February 12th, so tune in to see if the proposed climate change summit is among the important issued discussed.
To read the full article, click here.