May 2, 2012

Obama starting to talk about climate change

Here is a YouTube clip with the president talking about climate change on Jimmy Kimmel – He starts talking about energy 2:00 minutes into the video, "We need to ensure that we are investing in the clean energy sources of the future, solar, wind, bio…" and then "…that's good for the planet, it helps us deal with climate change, its good for our economy…"

"Part of the challenge over these past three years has been that people's number-one priority is finding a job and paying the mortgage and dealing with high gas prices. In that environment, it's been easy for the other side to pour millions of dollars into a campaign to debunk climate-change science. I suspect that over the next six months, this is going to be a debate that will become part of the campaign, and I will be very clear in voicing my belief that we're going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious way. That there's a way to do it that is entirely compatible with strong economic growth and job creation – that taking steps, for example, to retrofit buildings all across America with existing technologies will reduce our power usage by 15 or 20 percent. That's an achievable goal, and we should be getting started now."
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