Obama Addresses Fight Against Climate Change

Reader Contribution by Jessie Fetterling

<p>Welcome to a new chapter in climate change! On Tuesday, Nov. 18, more than 600 climate change leaders from around the world gathered at the <a title=”Global Climate Summit” href=”http://site.governorsglobalclimatesummit.org/” target=”_blank”>Global Climate Summit</a> in Los Angeles to discuss climate issues and prepare for next month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland.</p>
<p>While President-elect Barack Obama did not attend — “the United States has only one president at a time” — he addressed those in attendance through a short video, still promising to establish a federal cap-and-trade system, reduce emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and invest $15 billion a year for clean energy.</p>
<p>Of course it won’t be easy, but finally there’s going to be someone in office that refuses to ignore climate change: “Now is the time to confront this challenge once and for all. Delay is no longer an option. Denial is no longer an acceptable response.” And that’s reassuring enough — for now at least.</p>
<p>Read <a title=”Obama’s Changing Climate Change” href=”https://www.motherearthnews.com/healthy-people-healthy-planet/obama-climate-change-policy?blogid=1506″ target=”_self”>Obama’s Changing Climate Change</a> for more information. Or watch Obama’s video below.<br />
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