Quote of the Day

"Americans across the country are already paying the price of inaction—in insurance premiums, state and local taxes, and the costs of rebuilding and disaster relief. So the question is not whether we need to act. …The question now is whether we will have the courage to act before it's too late."—President Barack Obama, during his address on climate change today at Georgetown University.

I would argue there may yet be some question about whether we will have the courage to take genuinely meaningful action, and possibly some question about whether it's already too late. But I'm an asshole that way.

Above is video of the address; the quoted section begins at 16:11. I have not yet located a complete transcript of the speech, but will drop a link into comments as soon as one is made available. (Please feel welcome to drop a link if you find one.)

Treehugger's Chris Tackett has details of the policy and analysis of the speech here.

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