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Bill Maher takes on Obama on climate change: "This isn't what I voted for"

"This is not what I voted for," Bill Maher said on his HBO show Friday night, arguing that Barack Obama has maintained his personal popularity but failed to make real progress on climate change, the economy and health care in USA.

And of course Maher has a good point. China is investing $12.6 million every hour to green their economy and they will impose stricter gas mileage rules than those Obama have proposed. And while China triples their wind power capacity and outpaces the USA you just have to wonder what Obama is doing.

Well it seems Obama's solution to man-made climate change is to stick with the Bush climate ruling and paint our cars and roofs white. Although painting our roofs white to reflect the sunlight is a cheap way to fight global warming (some claim white roofs is the equivalent to taking the world's approximately 600 million cars off the road for 18 years) reversing his pro-coal stance somehow seems like a better and more direct solution to the climate crisis.

And just like Maher said, "this isn't what I voted for", or why we endorsed you.

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Obama really needs to do something- and fast. He should not lose the trust of the people who voted for him, which may unfortunately be happening. Climate change is one of the most serious issues at the moment and it's disappointinting he hasn't done more yet. I hope by the end of this year he will have some serious policies in place.

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