The "fiscal cliff" is a fictional abstraction. The looming climate catastrophe is anything but.
Asked at his first post-election press conference what steps he would take about climate change, President Obama was vague if not dismissive.
"I don’t know what either Democrats or Republicans are prepared to do at this point," he said. "I think the American people right now have been so focused and will continue to be focused on our economy and jobs and growth that, you know, if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody’s going to go for that."
We have a proposal: investment in green energy jobs that both provide income and protect our natural environment.
And we know where to find the money. The same dollars invested in green energy produce 67% more jobs than when invested in the military.
Our choice is between jobs and wars, not jobs and the earth.
Tell the President and Congress to focus on the climate cliff before it's too late.
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PERI U. Mass., Amherst: The U.S. Employment Effects of Military and Domestic Spending Priorities: 2011 Update.