Obama Recasts Climate Change as a More Far-Reaching Peril

20 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Obama Talks Climate Change at Coast Guard Academy.

Members of the corps of cadets at the United States Coast Guard Academy stand at attention for the presentation of the colors on a fog-shrouded Washington Parade Field for a regimental review in New London, Conn. on April 10/. The overwhelming majority of researchers attribute climate change to higher concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels. Obama has highlighted security implications of climate change in recent months to drum up more support for his efforts to invest in climate adaptation and reduce greenhouse gases, including a landmark regulation to limit carbon from power plants.

Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, to make a now-famous speech on the Senate floor in which he threw a snowball to draw attention to Obama’s comparison between terrorism and climate change.

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