President Barack Obama has announced on his official Twitter account that he will make a very important speech in reference to climate change on Tuesday, June 25. He posted a video of this saying he will be “addressing the threat of climate change” which many have been anticipating from his administration.
Whatever this address will include is still up for speculation, but many are hoping that this will zero in on key points that environmentalists and other proponents fighting for the environment have been pushing for. One of these points should include the regulation of power plants found all across America, considered to be some of the biggest contributors to the Earth’s carbon footprint.
Here is the actual video from the President and the transcript is below:
In my inaugural address, I pledged that America would respond to the growing threat of climate change, for the sake of our children and future generations.
This Tuesday, at Georgetown University, I will layout my vision for where I think we need to go. A national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change and lead global efforts to fight it.
This is a serious challenge, but it is one uniquely suited to America’s strengths. We’ll need scientists to design new fuels. And farmers to grow them. We’ll need engineers to devise new sources of energy. And businesses to make and sell them. We’ll need workers to build the foundation for a clean energy economy. And we’ll need all of our citizens to do our part to preserve God’s creation for future generations; our forests and waterways, our croplands and snowcapped peaks. There’s no single step that can reverse the effects of climate change, but when it comes to the world we leave our children, we owe it to them to do what we can.
This is a challenge that effects everyone. And we all have a stake in solving it together.
Will you be tuning in for the President’s address?
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