"Obama Vows To Take Personal Charge of Climate Change in Second Term"

"Barack Obama claimed climate change as a personal mission of his second term on Wednesday, offering for the first time to take charge of the effort to find a bipartisan solution to the existential crisis."

"Obama, speaking in the first White House press conference since his re-election, acknowledged his first term had made only limited progress on climate change. But he promised to remain personally engaged in getting Republicans and Democrats to agree on a course of action.

'So what I am going to be doing over the next several weeks, the next several months, is having a conversation – a wide-ranging conversation – with scientists, engineers and elected officials to find out what more we can do to make short term progress,' he said. 'You can expect that you will hear more from me in the coming months and years about how we can shape an agenda that garners bipartisan support and help moves this agenda forward.'"

Suzanne Goldenberg reports for the Guardian November 15, 2012.


"Obama's Climate Legacy: What Will He Accomplish in His Second Term?" (Christian Science Monitor)

"Obama Addresses Climate Change In First Press Conference Since Reelection" (Huffington Post)

Commentary: "Obama Signals He's Putting Climate Change on Back Burner" (Los Angeles Times)

"Obama Sees Second-Term Focus on Climate Change" (Reuters)

"Obama: 'I Won't Go' for Climate Action That Hurts Jobs, Growth" (U.S. News)

"Obama Wants 'Conversation' on Climate Change" (AP)

Opinion: "President Obama’s press conference — climate change gets some attention, but enough?" (Post Partisan/Washington Post)

"Obama on Climate Change Bill: Not Yet" (Election 2012/Wall St. Journal)

"Obama Makes It Clear He Isn't Willing To Fight for Action on Climate Change" (Slate)

"Obama Affirms Support for Action on Climate Change" (Climate Central)

"Has Obama Turned a Corner on Climate Change?" (Christian Science Monitor)

"Obama Says Climate Change To Take Backseat To Economy" (Politico)

""You'll Hear More": Obama Backs National Climate Debate" (Mother Jones)

Source: Guardian, 11/15/2012