Tags: obama | global warming | climate change

Obama: Global Warming Threatens 'Hopes and Dreams of Posterity'

Image: Obama: Global Warming Threatens 'Hopes and Dreams of Posterity'
President Barack Obama wipes his brow as he speaks on climate change on June 25, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Sunday, 02 Nov 2014 11:24 AM

President Barack Obama made his thoughts known on global warming during a June 25, 2013, address at Georgetown University.

"That bright blue ball rising over the moon's surface, containing everything we hold dear — the laughter of children, a quiet sunset, all the hopes and dreams of posterity — that's what's at stake. That's what we're fighting for. And if we remember that, I'm absolutely sure we'll succeed."

ALERT: Is Global Warming a Hoax? Vote Now

Obama has long supported environmentally friendly initiatives and pushed for increased action to cap the emission of dangerous greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

"We have to all shoulder the responsibility for keeping the planet habitable, or we're going to suffer the consequences — together," he said during the speech.

Last month, at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, Obama detailed ways for America to help other nations strengthen their resistance to climate change, such as demonstrating more effective ways to predict severe weather patterns to save lives and property, and showing methods to better prepare for the effects of climate change.

The president also signed an executive order that forces federal agencies to incorporate climate change resiliency when considering global development programs and investments.

Also in September, the White House unveiled its plan to train at least 50,000 veterans to install solar panels over the next six years, one of many initiatives geared to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030. The program is also designed to slice billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses.

Obama has been pleased to see major corporations join the fight.

"There's a reason that more than 700 businesses like Apple and Microsoft and GM and Nike, Intel, Starbucks have declared that 'tackling climate change is one of America's greatest economic opportunities in the 21st century,'" the president said during a 2014 commencement speech at the University of California Irvine.

"The country that seizes this opportunity first will lead the way. A low-carbon, clean energy economy can be an engine for growth and jobs for decades to come, and I want America to build that engine. Because if we do, others will follow."

VOTE NOW: Are You Concerned About Global Warming?

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
FastFeatures
President Barack Obama made his thoughts known on global warming during a June 25, 2013, address at Georgetown University.
obama, global warming, climate change
370
2014-24-02
Sunday, 02 Nov 2014 11:24 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved