30 Jun '13, 8pm

Presidential Leadership: President Obama Announces Landmark #Climate Action Plan

This week, President Obama took a big step towards combating climate change and reducing carbon pollution. In a speech at Georgetown University, the President unveiled his plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. It was an historic moment in moving the national agenda forward on climate and protecting communities and our natural environment. Power plants are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for 40 percent of our carbon footprint in the atmosphere. With the atmospheric content of carbon dioxide reaching an unprecedented 400 parts per million last month, the time to act to curb emissions is now. We are already witnessing the severe effects of climate change, which are intensifying. 2012 was the hottest year on record and costliest for climate related disasters, accounting for almost $139 billion in dama...

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