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So… let’s hear your real plan

Posted by Charles II on July 30, 2015

Caty Enders, The Guardian:

Environmentalist Bill McKibben said that while Clinton’s support for solar was necessary, it was far from a comprehensive energy policy. “Much of the impact of her climate plan was undercut the next day by her unwillingness to talk about the supply side of the equation,” he said. “Ducking questions about the Canadian tar sands or drilling in the Arctic makes everyone worry we’re going to see eight more years of an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy, which is what we do not need to hear in the hottest year ever measured on our planet.”

McKibben is not alone in criticizing Clinton’s energy policy for sounding like too little too late.

“It’s just plain silly,” said James Hansen, a climate change researcher who headed Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies for over 30 years. “No, you cannot solve the problem without a fundamental change, and that means you have to make the price of fossil fuels honest. Subsidizing solar panels is not going to solve the problem.”


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The candidates on hunger

Posted by Charles II on July 30, 2015

Bread for the World got some of the candidates to talk about poverty. Jeb! Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly, Hucksterbee, Martin O’Malley. and Bernie.

Jeb! is for vouchers and attracting businesses
Ben Carson is for putting the time machine in reverse to go back to a time when people cared for each other
Ted Cruz thinks that volunteers will produce loaves and fishes for the hungry masses
Bernie is for infrastructure

It’s a start. Maybe next time they can get the Republicans to say something sensible about poverty

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