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Hurricane Sandy Victims Protest President Obama’s Climate Change Policies

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Hurricane Sandy victims are gathering in front of the White House to protest President Barack Obama’s climate change policy. Superstorm Sandy victims and other environmental activists will release a global warming petition boasting 280,000 signatures.

The climate change petition lays out a plan to “tackle” the problem and also asked President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, Talk Radio News notes. The Keystone XL pipeline would carry tar sand to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico region from western Canada.

President Obama is expected to request more funds for clean energy technology during the State of the Union address. During his inauguration, the president promised his administration would “respond to the threat” of climate change during his second term in office. He also maintained failing to combat global warming would “betray” the children of today and future generations.

An excerpt from President Obama’s inaugural speech read:

“Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.”

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, both New York and New Jersey announced plans to limit development in “vulnerable” coastal areas, Forbes reports. San Francisco is also implementing a “managed retreat” of integral coastal highway due to rising sea levels.

Hurricane Sandy victims will speak about their experiences after the storms, Forecast The Facts notes. White House climate change protestors will also read from an open letter to President Obama. In addition to Hurricane Sandy survivors, protesters from CREDO, Moms Clean Air Force, and 350.org will participate in the White House global warming protest.

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8 Responses to “Hurricane Sandy Victims Protest President Obama’s Climate Change Policies”

  1. Bill Slycat

    If we are to fight global warming we need solutions that work, like increasing energy efficiency nationwide. But we are wasting money on failed technologies. INDUSTRIAL WIND TURBINES ARE A SHAM AND DO NOT PROVIDE "CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY!" Not one coal or gas plant the world over has been decommissioned because of IWTs…and eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels is their whole purpose. To quote an expert: "Because wind blows intermittently, electric utilities must either keep their conventional power plants running all the time to make sure the lights don't go dark, or continually ramp up and down the output from conventional coal-or gas-fired generators (called "cycling"). But coal-fired and gas-fired generators are designed to run continuously, and if they don't, fuel consumption and emissions generally increase." This is happening worldwide, and in places like Colorado and Texas where CO2 and power plant pollution have increased since installing wind farms:
    http://www.forbes.com/2011/07/19/wind-energy-carbon.html http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_15081808.
    http://www.clepair.net/IerlandUdo.html
    http://www.thespec.com/news/ontario/article/610422–cost-of-green-energy-40-higher-than-government-estimates
    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-07-25/news/bs-ed-wind-farms-20110725_1_wind-turbine-wind-farm-wind-power
    The wind industry is built on crony capitalism, it is the only way it can exist. Taxpayer money builds them and power companies are mandated to buy wind generated power at much higher rates than conventionally produced power. There is no true benefit, except to wind power companies, politicians and lobbyists.

  2. American State Litter Scorecard

    Not surprised.
    For decades, New Jersey had severe public littering/dumping problems before Sandy hit.
    Cuturally and historically, Jersians appear to have never been receptive proponents for any significant GREENING behaviors that truly improve public and private environmental conditions, unlike residents of New England or nearby Delaware/Maryland.
    Furthermore, two top "America's Dirtiest Cities" –#1 New York and #6 Philadelphia–border the Garden State.

  3. American State Litter Scorecard

    Not surprised.
    For decades, New Jersey had severe public littering/dumping problems before Sandy hit. Cuturally and historically, Jersians appear to have never been receptive proponents for any significant GREENING behaviors that truly improve public and private environmental conditions, unlike residents of New England or nearby Delaware/Maryland. Furthermore, two top "America's Dirtiest Cities" –#1 New York and #6 Philadelphia–border the Garden State.