Our Own Agenda :: Energy & Climate
|President Barack Obama faces huge challenges as he takes office. But he's got one asset that is rarely mentioned. Large majorities of Americans agree on some of the most important issues of the day, from health care to foreign policy. “Ten Policies for a Better America” shows an agenda a majority supports—whether we vote red, blue, or some other political color. |
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Favor mandatory controls on greenhouse gas emissions.
Believe that oil is running out
and a major effort is needed to replace it.
Favor higher auto fuel efficiency standards.
Favor clean electricity, even with higher rates.
Support more funding for mass transit.
| This is without question one of the life and death challenges of our time. Fortunately, there are solutions, detailed in the YES! Climate Solutions Special Issue, Stop Global Warming Cold. Here are some of the key ones: |
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|Sarah van Gelder wrote this article as part of Purple America, the Fall 2008 issue of YES! Magazine. Research by Noah Grant. Sarah is executive editor and Noah is editorial assistant at YES! Magazine.|
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