21 Sep '11, 8pm

Barack Obama: Dealing With Climate Change is "Not Impossible"

Photo credit: Paul Morse, Clinton Global Initiative/Flickr "It is technically difficult to figure out how we're going to deal with climate change," President Barack Obama said in a keynote address at this year's Clinton Global Initiative . "Not impossible, but difficult." Obama used most of his 15-minute talk to tout his new jobs plan, telling the international audience that "When America's growing the world is more likely to grow." But he took some time to hit on topics like scientific innovation and energy efficiency as well. "I was talking to the CEO of Southwest Airlines," Obama said. The executive told him that adding GPS systems to his airlines could cut 15% in fuel costs. "Maybe they could start giving out peanuts again," Obama quipped, drawing heavy applause from the crowd. He also touted the Better Buildings Initiative , his plan to grant tax breaks and incentives...

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