Obama and climate change

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According to the president of the United States, Barack Obama, climate change is becoming more important and we need to start taking actions, Obama says. The president gave a speech at Georgetown University in Washington last month. Obama stated that he is trying to pass a bill to reduce the emissions of carbon and pollution from factories and vehicles. He said “My energy plan will cut carbon emissions, help U.S. face worst effects.” In his speech, he encourages to start using cleaner energies and start acting so future generations do not suffer the effect of global warming.

I thought it would be interesting to share this because we are at a critical moment where we can either take the necessary measures or our future generations will suffer the consequences. I am glad that finally someone like the president who has power is taking a stand against climate change.

To read the whole speech, go to: http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/president-barack-obama-we-must-face-the-problem-of-climate-change-b9945912z1-214433911.html

Luis

 

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3 responses to “Obama and climate change

  1. I saw this last week also. Interesting thing though, and Emmanuel talks about it. As we cut our emissions, the emissions of other countries go up. Companies move factories to avoid having to spend lots of money to be more clean. To really work, the government will have to get other governments to adopt the same policies, this is not one country causing a problem but many. We as the public need to hold companies to standards if they make products outside of the US and force them to be more green.

    Jed

  2. I agree with what Jed said; it is great that our president is trying to bring awareness to what our emissions are doing to the environment, but without the help of other countries our efforts will be useless. All countries around the world need to make an effort to decrease our greenhouse gases. After all, I read (I think in Hull’s book) that although we are trying to decrease our emissions here, places such as China and India are increasing theirs. We have to all be on board with the same goal in mind in order for the changes to be effective.

  3. I saw this on the news the other day and tried to find the video to post it too. Great minds! haha
    I agree with what you said Amanda. If we are going to make a real effort to better the environment, we need to encourage others to do the same. Leading by example is not always the best action. We need to verbalize it as well.

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