Says Obama, "my presidency will mark a new chapter in America's leadership on climate change." Of course, given the embarrassment of the last eight years, even acknowledging that climate change is a problem represents a whole new volume, much a less a new chapter. He goes on to lay out his climate change strategy. It will include:
- a federal cap and trade system to reduce emissions to their 1990 levels by 2020 and then an additional 80% by 2050
- investing $15 billion annually in clean energy including solar, wind, and next generation biofuels
- "tap" nuclear power safely and develop clean coal technology
Well, isn't that something.