31 Aug '15, 5pm

Obama goes on climate tour in Alaska, gets called massive hypocrite via @grist

Obama goes on climate tour in Alaska, gets called massive hypocrite via @grist

President Obama is heading to Alaska for a three-day tour meant to highlight the effects of climate change on the region. While there, he is expected to call for continued action on the whole climate change thing at a State Department climate conference, and push for commitments to reduce carbon emissions in the run-up to the U.N. climate summit in Paris this December. He’ll then travel the state to see what climate change is doing in person — meeting with Native groups and fishermen, and seeing some big glaciers before they melt into ice cubes. “This is an issue that is very here and now,” said Brian Deese, Obama’s senior adviser on climate policy. “The issue of climate change is not an issue of the future tense in Alaska. It is affecting people in their lives and livelihoods in real ways.” And yet, while Obama may be the first president to go on a climate change tour, en...

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