If re-elected, Obama will put the hearts and minds of Americans at ease. He will pour his energy into climate change.
According to Ryan Lizza, the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, the President plans to focus on climate change as a way to “improve the world.”
Lizza writes: “Obama has an ambitious second-term agenda, which, at least in broad ways, his campaign is beginning to highlight. The President has said that the most important policy he could address in his second term is climate change, one of the few issues that he thinks could fundamentally improve the world decades from now.”
The Office of Management and Budget estimates that the Department of Energy has seen its budget increase from $24 billion in 2009 to $38 billion in 2012.