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MIT encourages the President to Implement Strategic Climate Change Planning and Policy

January 12, 2013

In an open letter to President Obama the Massachusetts Institute of Technology strongly advises implementation of a climate change strategy.

“Amid the crises and battles, both predictable and unforeseeable, that you will face over the next four years, one problem will stand out both for the economic and social dangers it poses and for the difficulty and cost of solving it. Whether you can develop a practical and sustainable strategy to address climate change—specifically, to begin lowering carbon dioxide emissions—will define the success of your new term as president.”  The editors of MIT Technology Review

It is becoming clear that we have failed to plan our campaign against global warming. Our lack of planning and failure to carry out a policy framework have led to the dire warnings we are now seeing on nearly a daily basis.

“You have the power and the opportunity to lay the groundwork for a new clean-energy policy that will help us avoid the worst consequences of climate change. It is quite possible that if this is not done over the next four years, it will be too late.The editors of MIT Technology Review

Please read the entire letter. It is a cogent and timely encouragement. It clearly spells out the challenges. We are big enough and fully capable of meeting them once we know where we are going and how we plan to get there. It is important to write the President and support his efforts.





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