“The decisions we make now and in the years ahead will have a profound impact on the world that all of you inherit.” These were the opening words of President Barack Obama’s Historic speech at Georgetown University on June 25th 2013. Here is the full speech announcing the President’s plan to tackle climate change, which includes new regulations on power plants, transportation, homes and buildings. Support for renewable energy and communities preparing for climate change impacts.
This powerful speech is a historic in that it signals the end of the debate on climate change. “The overwhelming judgement of science has put that to rest,” Obama said. “The question is not whether we need to act….the question now is whether we have the courage to act before its too late.” Perhaps most importantly the President indicated that he will engage consorted action.
“As a president and as a father and as an American I am here to say we need to act. I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that is beyond fixing. That is why today I am announcing a new national climate action plan and I am here to enlist your generations help in keeping the United States of America, a leader, a global leader, in the fight against climate change”
June 25 2013 will be remembered as the day that America not only joined the struggle against climate change but pledged to lead.
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