“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition, we must lead it.” – President Barack Obama’s inaugural address
By Roy L Hales
The seemingly renewed dedication to sustainable energy, that the President expressed in his inaugural address, inspired many environmentalists. A little over a month ago, somewhere between 20,000 and 50,000 converged on Washington to voice their opposition to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. San Diego has its own event in Mission Bay Park, where Mayor Filner and others addressed a crowd of +500. President Obama, meanwhile, played golf. If President Obama was for sustainable energy, that must mean he is against fossil fuels right? – Only he has never said that.