Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Political climate change in the United States

The Pew Center on Climate Change has a nice brief piece on what the recent US Congressional elections might mean for climate change policy in the US:

All told, given:

  • the US public's growing concern over climate change;
  • the climate measures of California and the northeastern states;
  • the growing sense in US industry that climate action is inevitable;
  • the past several years of momentum in Congress;
  • the recent election results; and
  • Sen. McCain's chances of being the Republican nominee for President in 2008

we are optimistic that enactment of mandatory US climate action is plausible by 2008 and likely by 2010.

The ‘wild card’ according to the Pew Center is potential Republican presidential nominee John McCain, who has been a strong climate action advocate and could galvanise support for climate change measures from moderates on both sides.


Emma said...

Hey David - thanks for posting this link - it's a great overview. I just wanted to let you know that I've linked to your post from here:

Cheers, and keep up the good work,

David Jeffery said...

Thanks Emma. Have been enjoying your snazzy site. You're very prolific, you must have a lot of energy!

Emma said...

Thanks, I like that it's snazzy : )

Yes - there seems to be lots going on at the moment, hard to keep up with it all but it sure keeps me busy!

Daphne said...

Hi David, just a quick word to say i've been enjoying reading yr blog, keep it up!

Swatt said...

In reference to the previous Al Gore post you can watch An Inconvenient Truth in it's entirety at

A must see for all those that haven't already. Watch it repeatedly to brush up on your ammunition for those coffee table conversations.


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