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The earth's climate took a one-two punch on Thursday. First a jab from the right:

Mitt Romney said, "President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. My promise...is to help you and your family." Romney got big laughs from a crowd apparently planning to live on some other planet.

Then the crushing hook from the "left":

President Obama gave Shell Oil approval to drill beneath the Arctic Ocean off Alaska.

Join us in demanding a serious response to climate change by clicking here now.

President Obama seems to be moving ahead with the Tar Sands pipeline, blocked global action in Copenhagen and Durban, and created fairly weak auto fuel standards.  Romney's promise is to out-do Obama.

Our job is to push back against both agendas, regardless of how we plan to vote. Self-censorship on climate is not an option.

Click here to denounce the bipartisan drill-baby-drill chorus now!

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Background:

Center for Biological Diversity: Obama Ignores Huge Dangers in Approving Arctic Drilling Permit for Shell

Demos: White House Picks Sides in Keystone XL, and TransCanada is the Winner

Democracy Now: As Copenhagen Summit Closes, Obama Maintains Widely Criticized US Position on Emissions Cuts, Climate Aid

Democracy Now: Leading Climate Change Denier Embraces U.S. Stance at U.N. Talks

CommonDreams: New Mileage Standards Encourage More Gas-guzzling, Not Less: Report

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