While President Obama was delivering his speech on climate change yesterday at Georgetown University, some of RAND's energy policy experts were live-tweeting their thoughts on the president's proposals.
Why climate change is a national security issue: impacts would act as an accelerant of instability around the world. #ObamaAtGU— Costa Samaras (@CostaSamaras) June 25, 2013
The DoD should plan for military bases that are resilient to energy disruptions. Here's one way to do this: http://t.co/pPQsNympfj— Costa Samaras (@CostaSamaras) June 25, 2013
Louisiana Coastal Plan is $50B over 50 yrs, #Sandy relief alone is $60B-we are not yet close to that scale adaptation investment nationwide— Jordan Fischbach (@fischinwater) June 25, 2013
Global coal use is projected to continue to increase in the coming decades - by 76 percent between 2008 and 2035 http://t.co/NDsiluBTm3— Aimee Curtright (@ACurtright) June 25, 2013
Maybe transitioning to a carbon tax credit is a viable way forward to encourage clean energy? http://t.co/oOEnAv7hrb— Costa Samaras (@CostaSamaras) June 25, 2013
Hoping the climate plan will spark informed debate, and less rhetoric already being seen: can we discuss without the phrase "War on...?"— Gary Cecchine (@GaryCecchine) June 25, 2013