Obama has a strong and clear focus on the energy sector. Right at the top of the White House’s Clean Power Plan fact sheet is a section that outlines the plan’s energy savings and economic gains. Climate change is always problematic when it comes to politics because our economy relies on the things that are at present, fuelled by fossil fuels. Investment in renewable energy is a win-win, Obama recognises that, Cameron believes we have "enough" on shore wind farms for now.
Since the General Election, several climate change campaigns and politicians, most notably Ed Miliband have seen a huge shift in focus from Climate Change (the idealogical ) to the Economy (the immediate). Not only this, but Cameron appears to be scrapping policy plans left, right and centre. Most recently: a zero-carbon homes policy, designed to deliver energy-efficient warm homes, is being scrapped.
Bees are responsible for pollinating about one-sixth of the flowering plant species worldwide and approximately 400 different agricultural types of plant. We rely, yes I said rely, on the pollination of bees efforts to sustain our modern food system as they produce billions worth of agricultural crops annually. Some hard as nails campaigning took place last year to prevent further use of pesticides on crops, as of this year, Cameron approved its use with a disregard for how it will impact the bee population.
Whoever thought devolved powers would make us look bad? Scotland have invested vast amounts of money on renewable energy schemes and it's paying off up top. The UK National Grid is greener but looks like a top heavy gradient at present. One of the biggest Climate Change Summits is taking place in Paris this December and will bring together countries from all of the world in an effort to action against Climate Change. Obama's new plan sees strong alliances with private business', this will do wonders for the negotiations in Paris.
We've got the gift of the gab when it comes to International Relations. Showing leadership amongst the UN has never been a problem when faced with the issue of Climate Change. It is possible to meet our 80% reduction of Carbon Emissions by 2050, BUT we need a strong style leadership that emulates Obama, and a legacy plan. Hillary Clinton has pledged to preserve the Obama plan if she wins, good tactics from all around.
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