As we await the reign of President Dumpster Fire, let’s take a moment to savor our current president, who has been making the rounds writing for a series of scientific journals.
[W]riting Monday in the journal Science, the president also makes an economic argument for a national policy that embraces renewable energy, rather than the renewed focus on fossil fuel production that his successor has promised. […]
“This should not be a partisan issue. It is good business and good economics to lead a technological revolution and define market trends,” he writes. “And it is smart planning to set long-term, emission-reduction targets and give American companies, entrepreneurs, and investors certainty so they can invest and manufacture the emission-reducing technologies that we can use domestically and export to the rest of the world.”
Obama also calls the worldwide trend toward clean energy “irreversible.”
Despite the policy uncertainty that we face, I remain convinced that no country is better suited to confront the climate challenge and reap the economic benefits of a low-carbon future than the United States and that continued participation in the Paris process will yield great benefit for the American people, as well as the international community. Prudent U.S. policy over the next several decades would prioritize, among other actions, decarbonizing the U.S. energy system, storing carbon and reducing emissions within U.S. lands, and reducing non-CO2 emissions (23).
His Science article comes on the heels of similar policy-minded efforts in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Harvard Law Review. Yep, that’s the Democratic president. Just writing a few closing thoughts in the scientific journals of the day.
Who did the Republicans pick? A guy known for beauty pageants and reality shows.
That’s apparently the difference between the parties.