Obama, the net, and climate change

Obama doesn’t just get it about the net and global warming, he lives there. It’s part of his world. This is a welcome change indeed from the tech and science clueless Dubya.

Obama’s long-time photographer, David Katz took photos of the Obama family on election night. They are now on Flickr for all to see for free and are licensed under Creative Commons for noncommercial use.

Social Median has a comprehensive post on how Obama is the first social media president, and how this helped him win.

BP says they will concentrate all their wind energy efforts in the US. Why? One reason was the tax credit that (finally) got extended. The other was Obama’s strong pledge to invest in cleantech and renewable energy.

Obama’s response to Brian Williams when asked what he was doing personally to end global warming

‘Well, the truth is, Brian, we can’t solve global warming because I f—ing changed light bulbs in my house. It’s because of something collective’.”

Absolutely. Energy conservation at a personal level is laudable and needed, but we need to do so at the societal level too. That means an upgraded smart grid and renewable power everywhere. For starters.

How nice to have a president-elect who lives in the 21st Century.