Friedman Keeps Hitting the Nail on the Head On Global Warming

This morning, Thomas Friedman published “Obama and the Oil Spill,” a challenge to President Obama to rise above the temptation to think small and instead reach for the big picture of how the US gets its energy and what our energy future is.

Friedman isn’t alone in calling for action. Today, two prominent business coalitions announced the biggest number yet of companies that support clean energy and climate legislation: 6,000 companies employing 3.5 million employees and that generated over $3.2 trillion in revenues last year.

And, as my colleague Dan Lashof notes, today the National Academy of Sciences issued a stark reminder of why we can’t afford to wait for leadership anymore.

We have to insist that all of our leaders – from President Obama to those in the US Senate – seize this moment to reach for the future. The science is solid, the solutions are sound and the support is there. It’s time for our leaders to act. If not now, when?


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