What President Obama said about Climate Change in his Second Inaugural speech!
“We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise. That’s how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure – our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.”
This excerpt from the Presidents speech shows his strong resolve to work to stem climate changes impacts on our environment. The future of alternative energy/clean energy development and actions to reduce carbon dioxide from our atmosphere is still very complicated, but at least we have leadership that has raised the issue. Whether or not he will be successful in getting a divided country to take action in a timely way is unknown.
Go to the following link for his full speech…
What can we do?
Those of us who follow climate change impacts and personally work toward reducing our footprint need to help spread the word. Talk to your neighbors, keep the dialogue going, contact your elected officials and let them hear your concerns. And most important of all, TAKE PERSONAL ACTIONS to help our environment. If not you, who…if not now, when?