Enviro: Obama climate announcement is his ‘Sputnik moment’

Yes. After launch, it will go into a low orbit for a few months and then decay and fall back to Earth.

Carbon Copy’s Russ Blinch writes at Huffington Post:

Obama will no doubt outline how the planet is in crisis from global warming, which it is. But he also needs to sell Americans on how tough new standards for carbon polluters can lead to innovation in the broader economy. And in his Sputnik moment, he needs to say the United States risks falling behind its modern-day competitor, China, if it does not act.

3 thoughts on “Enviro: Obama climate announcement is his ‘Sputnik moment’”

  1. “And in his Sputnik moment, he needs to say the United States risks falling behind its modern-day competitor, China, if it does not act.”

    We sure don’t to fall behind. Wait . . . fall behind in what?

  2. China’s contribution to the environment is to produce solar panels and windmill blades for export. They build them in “dirty” factories that use coal-fired plants, I’m betting “dirty” coal-fired plants (meaning soot and stuff, not carbon dioxide). China doesn’t use much of solar or wind because they are too expensive.
    We’ll fall behind China by buying the panels and turbine blades, not by using our genuinely cleaner energy system.

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