Obama’s zinger

President Obama’s State of the Union speech had lots of high points — including the fact that he can pronounce “nuclear” and does not grin every time someone claps — but I thought one of his best points was this one on global warming:

I know that there are those who disagree with the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change.

But here’s the thing. Even if you doubt the evidence, providing incentives for energy efficiency and clean energy are the right thing to do for our future, because the nation that leads the clean-energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy, and America must be that nation.

If the United States wants to increase exports, it needs to understand the market. Like it or not, foreign markets are demanding products that reduce energy consumption and greenhouse emissions. If we are to fund research and incentivize innovation, we should do so with an understanding of the markets we want to supply.


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