Friday, December 12, 2008

Obama Gets It

Barack Obama recently gave a press conference about "Repowering America" to address both the climate change and economic crises.

While some in Australia are still in the old "business v environment" mentality (which may still be true for companies whose main product is pollution) it's refreshing to see a leader who can see past that, and into a 21st century economy.

In the conference he said things like...

The time for delay is over. The time for denial is over. We all believe what the scientists have been telling us for years now. It has to be dealt with in a serious way - that is what I intend my administration to do.

What's exciting is that it is not only a problem, but an opportunity.

We have the opportunity now to create jobs all across this country - to repower America, to make our economy stronger, to make us competitive for decades to come.

We are not going to miss this opportunity. I want to bring together the kind of aggressive bold approach that will make the future better.

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