Having the leader of the free world state so clearly that we must respond to the threat of climate change is absolutely a good thing. Having him state that the path is both long and difficult is even better.
But forgive me for being cynical; haven’t we heard all of this before? I truly hope my cynicism is unwarranted and that this is just a prelude to real action, but I’ll hold off on my excitement until Obama’s inspiring words are backed by actions.
Until then we need to continue pushing for real solutions.
UPDATE: Peter Sinclair starts off his post on the subject with a quote that I think sums up the situation very well:
”I agree with you, I want to do it, now make me do it.”
– attributed to Franklin Roosevelt