CKF Film Friday No. 13: The Obama Chronicles
More than a week has passed since Barak Obama was elected president of the United States. As historical and moving an event as that day was, we are still faced with a collapsing economy, polluting cars, CO2, and a global environmental crisis in slow motion. The world needs a leader, but I worry that the obstacles facing Mr. Obama are beyond any one person’s ability to set straight (well, of course they are, but rhetorically at least we want our heroes to take on the biggest monsters or most Herculean tasks, and win).
Where does President-elect Obama stand on the big environmental issues facing us? Let’s ask YouTube. This commercial promises a lot. How does it sit in the post economic meltdown, save the auto industry reality of today?
How about this playing up the super hero theme from ZapRoot:
Obama on February 25th, 2008 lists the top environmental issues facing the globe. “The next president can’t be someone who tells you what they think you want to hear, but rather what you need to hear.”
Obama on the Bali non-agreement and other policy positions regarding the environment: