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We have policies but they are poorly coordinated.

While the US has developed climate change polices they are a hodge podge and demonstrate the lack of a central overarching policy and planning needed to implement one.

http://www.thepolicyclimate.org/regions/us/subjects/policy?gclid=CLi8r8j-zcUCFYyTfgodIg4A5A

Scientific American says we need an overarching climate change policy.

>Natural gas will not be a bridge fuel to a post-carbon future in the absence of an overarching climate change policy, according to a study published yesterday in the journal Nature.<

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/natural-gas-offers-little-benefit-in-fight-against-global-warming/

Pakistan Announces The First National Climate Change Policy

How can we let Pakistan beat us to the logical approach to dealing with climate change mitigation and adaptation?

Seriously, how can we be so backwards?

Pakistan launches first national climate change policy

Go figure.

 

 

 

 

Major Mainstream Scientific Groups Ask For A Climate Change Policy Framework.

The Society for Conservation Biology, the Society for Ecological Restoration, the American Fisheries Society, Wildlife Society, the American Meteorological Society and the Ecological Society of America have sent a joint letter to President Obama asking him “to convene a “national summit” on climate change to identify effective federal policies as well as state and local government actions.”

This is  exactly what is needed and the policy recommendations need to fit with an overarching framework plan. We have procrastinated far to long and I will be watching Mr. Obama’s response carefully. I hope he has the foresight and wisdom to act on these recommendations rapidly and effectively. We need his best LEADERSHIP efforts NOW.
Please contact the White House and encourage the President to act on this request. Make it a personal request from you.

 

 

Department of the Interior 2013 Stategic Planning Documents

>Climate change adaptation plans and strategies developed by bureaus will articulate and prioritize vulnerabilities particular to their mission and operations. To frame the high-level Guiding Principles and actions in this plan, a broad overview of the Department’s vulnerabilities to climate change follows.<

http://www.doi.gov/greening/sustainability_plan/upload/DOI_Climate_Adaptation_Plan_for_FY2013_for_release.pdf

Glad to see the Department of the Interior (DOI) engaging in strategic planning. We need a higher level planning effort to coordinate all of our nations efforts if we wish to effectively mobilize to avert the worst effects of climate change. We don’t have a lot of time to do this.

The following link provides access to the DOI 2012 Strategic Sustainability performance Plan.

http://www.doi.gov/greening/sustainability_plan/upload/Public_2012_DOI_SSPP_Final.pdf

 

 

 

The President Is Not Listening

I just made another comment on the White House Comment and Questions page. I am not pleased with Mr. Obama’s non-responsive communications.

>Mr. President:

After several months you have started responding to numerous communications regarding the need to implement an effective climate change policy and planning framework. The responses have nothing to do, NOTHING, with the subject matter I brought up. I am very disappointing by this lack of responsiveness.

How should I interpret this? Apparently you don’t respect those of us who contact you enough to even respond to what we are asking or commenting on. I strongly supported your reelection and I expect your administration to at least make a sincere effort to read and respond to our comments. I await a real response.

BTW I am documenting your FAILURE to provide adequate responses on Facebook and other social media.

Sincerely,
Philip M. Bunch<

Murkowski to release ‘comprehensive’ energy blueprint next week

We will want to keep an eye on this as it may be a useful part of an overarching climate change policy. I am withholding judgement until it is released but am pleased to see a broad planning and policy document being proposed.

>Murkowski, the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, said she has consulted the committee’s GOP members for the document. She will not present it in legislative language, saying the plan is a “foundation” with items that lawmakers could cherry-pick for individual bills.

“It’s time to get this out, it’s time for the discussion to begin,” Murkowski said in a pen-and-pad briefing with reporters. “It’s pretty much the full meal deal.”<

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