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President Obama Is Endangering Future Generations by Ignoring Climate Change

by Mark Karlin, Editor of Buzzflash at Truthout

(photo: <a href="http://tinyurl.com/nhpulx8" target=_blank>Feggy Art</a>

(photo: Feggy Art

Obama’s actions on global warming have long been similar to his go-to practices in general: He prefers lofty rhetoric over action, particularly when there are powerful financial forces that might aggressively challenge him. Yes, you can argue that Obama has supported renewables and – occasionally – has pointed out the destructive developing ecosphere that we are facing. However, distinguished rhetoric will not save the planet.

David Bromwich, an English professor at Yale, is perhaps the most astute dissector of the role Obama has played while in office. (You can here a few minutes of his acutely accurate analysis of Obama’s role as president in a “Ring of Fire” excerpt here.) As early as 2012, Bromwich understood the unusual dichotomy of Obama: “a blend of high resolve and extreme detachment, romantic idealism and an almost opaque unconcern with follow-through.”

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