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Obama’s missing priority: climate change

Chicago Sun-Times: The early focus of President Barack Obama’s second term, which begins next week, is taking shape. The fiscal mess tops his agenda, along with gun control and immigration reform. All important topics, ones demanding action. But the list is incomplete. In the early days of Obama’s second term, which is when presidents have the best shot at success, expectations are low that we’ll see movement on climate change. Here’s the problem: Global warming can’t and won’t wait. The planet is growing...

Climate change goes AWOL

Chicago Sun-Times: We can’t help but wonder where our president and would-be president are in all this. Everywhere President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney campaign across this drought-stricken land, there is evidence of the coming devastation of global warming, yet they seldom utter a word about it. A freight train falls from a bridge in Glenview, crushing two people. The cause is a rail warped by heat. Downstate farmers cut and bale vast acres of withered corn stalks to use as hay for cattle. The summer drought...