So far, President Obama has not put in enough effort to engage the American public and our elected officials on the need for a bold climate and energy strategy. He should create a Presidential Commission on the Unfolding Climate Crisis & Our Energy Future to foster discussion with citizens and Congress in order to gather critical information and best plan for future energy policy decisions. The Commission can help to build political consensus among a broad range of interests—from businesses to civil society.
“I am convinced this is the fight America can, and will, lead in the 21st century. And I’m convinced this is a fight that America must lead. But it will require all of us to do our part.” —President Barack Obama, June 25 2013