But some environmental groups have cautioned that a later deadline for states to comply could make it tougher for the United States to meet Mr. Obama’s climate change pledges on the world stage. The climate change plan consists of three major environmental regulations, which combined are intended to drastically cut emissions of greenhouse gases. The rules take aim at coal-fired power plants, the largest source of greenhouse emissions, and are intended to spur a transformation of the nation’s power sector from fossil fuels to renewable sources such as wind and solar. Under the rules, the Environmental Protection Agency would require states to draft plans to lower emissions from power plants. The agency is also expected to issue its own model of a state-level plan, to be imposed on states that refuse to draft their own plans.
"Science is telling us that time is running out," Figueres said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We do not play with this anymore. We are at five minutes to 12 and Paris is the 12 o'clock strike of the clock." So far, less than 50 of 194 nations have weighed in with commitments to slash carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to reduce global warming..."Whatever gets done over the next 10 to 15 years, whatever gets invested particularly in the energy system ... is going to determine the energy matrix that we will have for at least 50 years. It is going to determine the quality of life of this century and beyond,"
Kofi Annan at 'World Summit of Conscience': "Glaciers and ice sheets would disappear leading to rising sea levels, drowning cities such as New York and Venice and small island states. This brings to mind what Nikita Khrushchev once said when reflecting the impact of potential nuclear war, 'the living would envy the dead'."
Climate Depot Note: It's not the first time global warming has been linked to the 'dead.'
Pope Francis says he has "a lot of hope" that negotiators at Paris climate talks will reach an ambitious agreement to reduce global warming. Francis told about 60 mayors at a Vatican summit on climate change and human trafficking that he placed great trust in the United Nations to bring about a good agreement.
Watch Obama EPA chief Gina McCarthy Testify to Congress: 'The value of this rule is not measured in that way. (Temperature impact) It is measured in showing strong domestic action which can actually trigger global action to address what's a necessary action to protect...I'm not disagreeing that this action in and of itself will not make all the difference we need to address climate action, but what I'm saying is that if we don't take action domestically we will never get started and we'll never...'
World Net Daily - July 14, 2015: Morano told WND on Monday that the facts don’t seem to matter to the activists. Morano contends the “global warming” movement was never about the science behind the issue; it was always about creating a global system of controlling energy production and consumption. Morano, whose coming movie, “Climate Hustle,” will address the issue, said the global warming agenda isn’t about the science. “We’re being imposed the same regulations [as global warming legislation would] through the EPA. These regulations will be codified and solidified into law,” he said. The ultimate goal is centralized planning, he said.