climate change

The Precautionary Principle

by Ron Forthofer  The Daily Camera January 20, 2013 Here it is 2013 and the United States still refuses, with a few exceptions, to adopt the precautionary principle, a key tool used to protect the public from potentially dangerous products, policies or actions. The essence of this principle is that if there are reasonable grounds for concern about the safety of some product or action, its safety must be scientifically established before the product is released or the action taken. The precautionary principle reflects the idea that “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” A key…

Obama Has Promoted An Anti-Climate Change Agenda

OpEd News October 24, 2012 by Mark Dunlea Green Party’s Stein Climate Change Agenda ignored by national environmental groups Environmental groups have been complaining in the media that the words “climate change” were not mentioned in the recent Presidential debates. What the environmental groups should be complaining about is what Obama and Romney have said about climate change. And they should be concerned enough about climate change to publicize that there is a national Presidential candidate talking about climate change, the Green Party’s Jill Stein. The Green New Deal, the cornerstone of her campaign, calls for a massive investment in…

Beyond Fossil Fuels

In his State of the Union speech on January 25, 2011, the President of the U.S. has understandably and rightfully focused on the issue of jobs. But he is not listening to the right people. Not only do we need to snuff out the attitudes and actions on Wall Street and elsewhere that led to the economic crisis in the fall of 2009 but we need to be looking ahead instead of remaining mired in the past when it comes to energy. President Obama has given every indication that he supports the continued use of fossil fuels in the U.S….