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President Obama spoke today, as he did in the 2013 State of the Union speech, about limiting greenhouse gas emissions. He announced executive actions he can take. But MapLight, a group tracking how money flows through political bodies, points out that since 2007, attempts to pass legislation for a market-based system to limit greenhouse gas emissions have died in the Senate. Why? One hint: companies in utilities, chemicals, coal mining, oil and gas and other industries opposing such legislation have given senators $25.1 million in the 2009-2012 period. Groups that would favor such legislation have given $4.2 million.

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Anon92107 June 27, 2013 @ 12:55 p.m.

Global Warming is the greatest challenge we are facing today, and will determine whether the human race has enough intelligent people and leaders to survive.

Right now we are failing to meet the challenge due to overwhelming greed, hate and immorality that dominate all of our cultural and social institutions in America and around the world.

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Don Bauder June 27, 2013 @ 3:21 p.m.

Anon92107: It's that short term thinking again. It's greed. Dealing with the greenhouse gas problem requires economic sacrifice now. Who will take it? Best, Don Bauder

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