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Hillary's Plan to Save the Planet

For my take on "Hillary's Plan to Save the Planet," see today's Daily Beast.  I distinguish her goal of "enough clean renewable energy to power every home in America within ten years" from Herbert Hoover's 1928 promise of "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage."  I also credit her with identifying many necessary elements of a coherent strategy for weaning America off fossil fuels, building on the impressive strides already made to advance solar and wind power's contribution to our electric supply. 

Are further details needed to flesh out this agenda?  Yes.  But Clinton has already distinguished herself from so many presidential aspirants who are - amazingly - still clinging to claims of scientific ignorance (their own) or scientific uncertainty (of a tiny minority of climate scientists) regarding the perils of global warming.