Climate change was a central topic in Obama’s inauguration speech in January. We hope that this means that more will be done in the fight against climate change, but politicians have failed to live up to their promises before. Can we expect to see the decreased fossil fuel consumption and foreign energy dependence, and a rise in domestic renewable energy in the next four years? How much change can we expect from Obama in his second term?
Obama’s previous State of the Union addresses focused on the economy, the deficit, and foreign policy. As the nation crawls out of the current recession, will climate change policy have the chance to take center state? Post your opinions in the comments below.