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senate Bill S. 2239

Should an Obama-Era Climate Change Executive Order Be Codified Into Law?

Argument in favor

Climate change is a critical issue and it’s vital for all parts of the federal government to work together to develop a whole-of-government response to this challenge. A specific directive for federal agencies to take this issue seriously when developing policy will ensure it’s a priority.

Kara 's Opinion
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08/19/2019
Yes! Climate change is real and we can do many more things on a larger scale to help reverse or slow the problem. Why do we listen to scientists on everything else but when they come at us with facts about climate change, we think they are “scare tactics.” Does climate change scare you? It should! It’s real and we may not see devastating effects of it in our lifetime but our children will and our grandchildren will. If we do not protect our planet and become more sustainable as a whole around the world, nothing else matters. Equal rights.. gun laws.. none of it matters if we continue to destroy our planet. There is no planet b.
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jimK's Opinion
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08/20/2019
Yes. It should become a key part of the broader commitment which is necessary to globally combat the impact of climate change. The issues are very complex and encompass much more than just renewable energy or military preparedness. We need to form an agency with the mandate to address climate change. This should not be part of existing agencies since this program needs a singular focus- the same way that NASA was formed. I would call it NCCA. It needs to draw heavily from current climate, ocean and biotech scientists as well as renewable energy specialists currently within NASA, NOAA, Department of Energy, the military and others; and form strong partnerships to coordinate with these agencies as well as the State Department to guide international partnerships. NASA was able to draw top engineering and scientific talent who were motivated by the challenges involved and not turned off by civil service pay scales. Contract administration should be modeled after NASA’s established and successful contracting procedures for evaluating cutting edge science and building new risk-assessed solutions that ‘have to work’ when deployed. There are a lot of seemingly crackpot solutions being proposed which need careful and deliberate assessment. Of course, none of this can happen with current administration or the current Senate leadership. This will require the country to pull together in ways not seen since the race to land a man on the moon. The predicted near term impacts are far too complex and consequential for us to do anything less.
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NoHedges's Opinion
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08/19/2019
Yes, it should.BUT IT WONT BE UNTIL ONE OF TWO THINGS HAPPENS DEMS GET TRUMP’s taxes like they promised in 2018 KENTUCKY voters recall Massacre Mitch.
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Argument opposed

President Trump’s decision to rescind President Obama’s executive order on taking climate change into account when federal agencies develop policy was reasonable. Taking the global context — including the climate — into consideration in these decisions is already a given.

SneakyPete's Opinion
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08/19/2019
👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 Senate Bill S.2239 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 I’m in full agreement with President Trump’s decision to rescind President Obama’s executive order on taking climate change into account when federal agencies develop policy was reasonable. Taking the global context — including the climate — into consideration in these decisions is already a given. SneakyPete.......... 👎🏻👎🏻S-2239 👎🏻👎🏻. 8.19.19..........
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Mark's Opinion
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08/19/2019
About time that Obama executive orders be rescinded
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Sheri's Opinion
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08/19/2019
Oh hell no. Climate change is a scare tactic of the left to fool people into hysterics. Just look at California’s “plastic straw” ban. Or the results in the carbon footprint of plastic bags vs the canvas bring your own bag. (Not familiar? Look it up!) Unless the new research in older cell rejuvenation extends our lives to 1000, then let’s keep taking care of our planet and increasing awareness in the long term benefits vs short term band aids.
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    Yes! Climate change is real and we can do many more things on a larger scale to help reverse or slow the problem. Why do we listen to scientists on everything else but when they come at us with facts about climate change, we think they are “scare tactics.” Does climate change scare you? It should! It’s real and we may not see devastating effects of it in our lifetime but our children will and our grandchildren will. If we do not protect our planet and become more sustainable as a whole around the world, nothing else matters. Equal rights.. gun laws.. none of it matters if we continue to destroy our planet. There is no planet b.
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    👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 Senate Bill S.2239 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 I’m in full agreement with President Trump’s decision to rescind President Obama’s executive order on taking climate change into account when federal agencies develop policy was reasonable. Taking the global context — including the climate — into consideration in these decisions is already a given. SneakyPete.......... 👎🏻👎🏻S-2239 👎🏻👎🏻. 8.19.19..........
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    Yes. It should become a key part of the broader commitment which is necessary to globally combat the impact of climate change. The issues are very complex and encompass much more than just renewable energy or military preparedness. We need to form an agency with the mandate to address climate change. This should not be part of existing agencies since this program needs a singular focus- the same way that NASA was formed. I would call it NCCA. It needs to draw heavily from current climate, ocean and biotech scientists as well as renewable energy specialists currently within NASA, NOAA, Department of Energy, the military and others; and form strong partnerships to coordinate with these agencies as well as the State Department to guide international partnerships. NASA was able to draw top engineering and scientific talent who were motivated by the challenges involved and not turned off by civil service pay scales. Contract administration should be modeled after NASA’s established and successful contracting procedures for evaluating cutting edge science and building new risk-assessed solutions that ‘have to work’ when deployed. There are a lot of seemingly crackpot solutions being proposed which need careful and deliberate assessment. Of course, none of this can happen with current administration or the current Senate leadership. This will require the country to pull together in ways not seen since the race to land a man on the moon. The predicted near term impacts are far too complex and consequential for us to do anything less.
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    Yes, it should.BUT IT WONT BE UNTIL ONE OF TWO THINGS HAPPENS DEMS GET TRUMP’s taxes like they promised in 2018 KENTUCKY voters recall Massacre Mitch.
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    It is time to believe science and pass permanent climate protections and fund clean energy.
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    Also regulate CO2 as a greenhouse gas.
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    We are already starting to see the effects of climate change, with die-offs in several types of fauna (the first mass extinction event caused by a species) and record-setting temperatures (July 2019 was the hottest recorded month in history). We need more aggressive approaches at the federal and international levels to tackle climate change, which is driven primarily by inefficient food production (e.g. meat), CO2 release during energy production and consumption, transportation, deforestation, and a few other factors. If we fail to act or are too timid in the face of resistance from antiquated industries such as the fossil fuel industry or animal factory farms, future generations of humanity will suffer. The Obama administration took some decent first steps toward fighting climate change, but we need to build on them and codify them into law.
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    Climate change must be addressed now. All hands on deck please. Our children’s lives are at stake.
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    Definitely yes
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    Climate change is real and must be addressed.
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    Yes but not until Donald Trump leaves office or is thrown in jail or both because he is an absolute idiot and if anyone could screw that up it would be him. The ineptitude of this man is almost astounding. He seems to have absolutely no grasp of any subject even minimally. He’s going to text China he’s not going to text China, He’s going to promote background checks he’s not going to promote background checks, he’s going to build the most glorious wall ever saying he’s not gonna build the most glorious wall ever seen. The man is an absolute idiot please keep him out of the environment.
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    The prospect of investing in solar energy and other means of improving the climate could result extremely beneficiary to the American people, especially if it is taken advantage of economically. This not only helps to solve the big issue of climate change, but it also offers economic opportunity to Americans.
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    I believe in climate change. By the fact that we are doing nothing about suggests that the rest of the world will be in big trouble quite soon. We are one of the biggest polluters and resource wasters in the world.
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    About time that Obama executive orders be rescinded
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    Support Amy Klobuchar’s bill to codify this preparation for climate change into law. Climate change is real. Humans must do everything possible to slow climate change. USA must address climate change. Support this bill.
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    Climate change is a global threat, and I support this bill to help stop it, but unfortunately Trump doesn’t believe in scientific facts. Save our environments and wildlife. Protect nature, or else we will be seeing serious weather and climate issues worldwide.
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    We must save our planet from the climate deniers that blindly believe that we humans aren’t capable of destroying the planet. We are well on our way to the danger zone and the point of no return.
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    Yes climate change is real no one will be saved from the changing climate
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    Yes, make it a law. Executive orders are obviously too easy to reverse. Climate change has been here & is continuing. People need to stop playing ostrich and get their heads out of the sand. Climate change is real, and ultimately it won’t matter if one is a billionaire, one can’t buy one’s way out. So WAKE UP!!! By the way you climate deniers, since you appear to believe that this is just the new normal, are you willing to accept that no action means death to the planet as we know it? Death to the future of the human race? There are negative outcomes either way. At least if we try to make changes now, we have more of a future. Think this through. It doesn’t really matter what is causing climate change. What matters is what we can do as stewards of this earth to slow it down, & possibly fix a lot of the future problems.
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    Yes, Absolutely! Climate change is increasingly important as a national security threat. Trump can believe what he wants to believe, but the rest of the country should not have to suffer for his level of idiocy, ego, and denial.
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