Obama sets out climate vision

President Barack Obama announced a sweeping plan to cut carbon pollution, to protect the US from climate change impacts and revive his administration’s efforts to lead cooperative efforts with other nations to tackle global warming.

In a policy statement with big implications for renewables, Obama told students at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, that the initiative to curb CO2 emissions is in the national interest and will be carried out using his executive authority.

This will enable him to bypass Congress, where Republicans and coal-state Democrats blocked much of his first term climate agenda.
“I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that’s beyond fixing,” he said.

“As a president, as a father and as an American, I’m here to say we need to Log in to read complete article.

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