Take action on climate change, or I’ll do it by myself.
That was one of the many challenges President Obama issued to Congress last night.
The president has a number of tools he can use, from regulating C-O-2 emissions, to ramping up efficiency standards for homes and businesses.
But whatever the results of his challenge, the words themselves were welcomed by many in the U-S and beyond who’ve been pushing for strong action to address global warming.
Among them is Bill Hare, a physicist and director of an outfit called Climate Analytics, in Berlin, which helps governments try to bridge the gap between the science and policy of climate change.