The President’s proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants is a big step forward. Today’s editorial in the New York Times says it well:
The greenhouse gas reductions required by the Obama administration’s proposed rule on power plants will not get the world to where it has to go to avert the worst consequences of climate change. But they are likely to be enormously beneficial: good for the nation’s health, good for technological innovation, good for President Obama’s credibility abroad, and, in time, good for the planet and future generations.
Here’s more on the proposed rule from the White House.
As you consider the inevitable counter-arguments, which will be fierce, ask yourself whether opponents of the rule have an alternative strategy, aside from denial that the problem of climate change exists.