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Enviro News Wrap: Obama’s Energy and Climate Agenda After Reelection; Canada Confident About Tar Sands Pipeline; Sandy’s Wakeup Call

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Obama’s environmental, energy, and climate change agenda after reelection: Obama has been a strong supporter of renewable energy and the growth in the solar market will make it easy for Obama to legitimize his continued support of solar as a viable source of energy and a solution to global…

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Climate Treaty Viability and Privatizing the Fight Against Global Warming

The lack of progress on a comprehensive international climate change treaty has led some to question the viability of an agreement and look to the private sector for global warming solutions. This December, the world will convene in Cancun, Mexico for COP16 to continue international climate change negotiations. This summer’s climate talks in Bonn highlighted several points of contention, including ongoing disagreements on funding, monitoring, reporting, and…

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The President’s Strategy and Climate Change Legislation

The President remains committed to advancing his stalled legislative agenda. Addressing the Democratic National Committee in Washington last Saturday, Obama insisted he is not going to let go of his aspirations for America. “I’m not going to walk away from the American people,” he said. “I’m not going to walk away on any challenge.” However, Senators from Red States, Coal…

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