Obama and Angela Merkel
Reuters/Michael KappelerBarack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, enjoying Berlin’s unseasonably hot weather.

President Obama keeps saying bold things about climate change in his big speeches. There was his second inaugural address in January. Then his State of the Union address in February. And today, a high-profile speech in Berlin, Germany, in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

But doing bold things about climate change? Well, that’s a whole different issue. Rumor has it that he will unveil a package of climate initiatives in July. We’ll see. For now, all we have are words.