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Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:05 AM

From Ecowatch.com, on O'Malley and Climate Change

"Martin O’Malley Enters Presidential Race Calling Climate Change ‘Greatest Business Opportunity to Come to Our Country in 100 Years’"



On the “vision” page of his campaign website, he says, “Clean, renewable sources of energy represent one of the biggest economic opportunities in a century. And the threat of climate change is real and immediate. We must make better choices for a more secure and independent energy future—by limiting carbon emissions, setting renewable energy targets, driving innovation, seeding new industries and creating good local jobs.”

But he also has a track record of action. As governor, he established a statewide Commission on Climate Change shortly after taking office in 2007. “Protecting our communities from climate change is not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue—it is a Maryland issue,” he said at the time. “This executive order charts a path for the future—one in which we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and work to prevent sea level rise and coastal flooding.”

In his executive order, he said, “As reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (ICPP) in March 2014, the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the ocean, and numerous opportunities exist to respond to and mitigate associated risks. Human activities, notably the burning of fossil fuels, continue to contribute to the causes and consequences of climate change.”

Lots more to read at the link.

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FSogol Jun 2015 #1
Raine1967 Jun 2015 #2
JustAnotherGen Jun 2015 #3
Koinos Jun 2015 #4

Response to Koinos (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:21 AM

1. K & R. Thanks for posting. n/t

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Response to Koinos (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:30 AM

2. O'Malley has an EXCELLENT record when it comes to talking Climate change.

He's correct about this. Fossil fuels are not going to be around in 100 years, this is an opportunity to make the world a better place and yes, it good capitalism.

I know what he said was a good thing because the RW loons are trying to twist his words.

One more thing about what he said, via Sam Stein at HuffPo:

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:45 AM

3. I'm in total agreement with O'Malley

And let's add onto it - a sustainable rebuild of our infrastructure would create thousands of jobs.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 11:39 AM

4. Absolutely True

Sounds like a fantastic redirection of money and resources towards infrastructure -- and jobs! Infrastructure jobs can't be outsourced to China. Infrastructure is here and made in USA.

FDR would smile if he heard this proposal. I think he would like O'Malley.

Truman (a bit gruff, but one of my favorites) would like him too.

I actually met Truman when I was a very wee Koinos.

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