Scientists want Obama to tackle climate change policy during State of the Union
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01/25/11 Seán Kinane
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Emissions from smokestacks at TECO's Big Bend plant in Apollo Beach contribute to climate change.


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President Barack Obama gives his annual State of the Union Speech tonight. Because of bargains with Republicans during the lame-duck Congress and an emotional speech following the attacks in Tucson, President Obama’s poll numbers are slightly higher. Florida’s Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson says that despite the divided Congress, Obama’s speech could facilitate civility and cooperation.

In his speech, President Obama is expected to call for a five-year freeze in non-security, discretionary spending in an attempt to reduce the deficit.

Leading scientists are calling on Obama to use the State of the Union speech to take action on climate change. Kevin Knobloch is President of Union of Concerned Scientists.

We will air Pacifica’s coverage of the State of the Union live tonight at 9 on our HD 3 channel The Source. We will bring you highlights and analysis on tomorrow’s newscast.

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