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Weekly Address: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (YouTube) on April 18, 2015 | 6:54 am - Original Item - Comments (View)
In this week's address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe. April 18, 2015.
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Weekly Address: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Blog Post on April 18, 2015 | 6:00 am - Original Item - Comments (View)
President Obama Weekly Address April 17

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. April 16, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

In this week’s address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe. The effects of climate change can no longer be denied or ignored – 2014 was the planet’s warmest year recorded, and 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have happened this century.

Climate change poses risks to our national security, our economy, and our public health. The President has already taken historic steps to address climate change, but there’s more that the United States and the international community can do. That’s why next Wednesday, on Earth Day, in the latest part of his effort to call attention to and act on the threat of climate change, the President will visit the Florida Everglades and speak about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to the world.

The audio of the address and video of the address will be available online at www.whitehouse.gov at 6:00 a.m. ET, April 18, 2015.

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Weekly Address: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Press Release on April 18, 2015 | 6:00 am - Original Item - Comments (View)

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe.  The effects of climate change can no longer be denied or ignored – 2014 was the planet’s warmest year recorded, and 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have happened this century.  Climate change poses risks to our national security, our economy, and our public health.  The President has already taken historic steps to address climate change, but there’s more that the United States and the international community can do.  That’s why next Wednesday, on Earth Day, in the latest part of his effort to call attention to and act on the threat of climate change, the President will visit the Florida Everglades and speak about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to the world.

The audio of the address and video of the address will be available online at www.whitehouse.gov at 6:00 a.m. ET, April 18, 2015.

Remarks of President Barack Obama
Weekly Address
The White House
April 18, 2015

Hi everybody.  Wednesday is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and protect this precious planet we call home.  And today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change.

2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record.  Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century.  This winter was cold in parts of our country – as some folks in Congress like to point out – but around the world, it was the warmest ever recorded.

And the fact that the climate is changing has very serious implications for the way we live now.  Stronger storms.  Deeper droughts.  Longer wildfire seasons.  The world’s top climate scientists are warning us that a changing climate already affects the air our kids breathe.  Last week, the Surgeon General and I spoke with public experts about how climate change is already affecting patients across the country.  The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security.

And on Earth Day, I’m going to visit the Florida Everglades to talk about the way that climate change threatens our economy.  The Everglades is one of the most special places in our country.  But it’s also one of the most fragile.  Rising sea levels are putting a national treasure – and an economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry – at risk.

So climate change can no longer be denied – or ignored.  The world is looking to the United States – to us – to lead.  And that’s what we’re doing.  We’re using more clean energy than ever before.  America is number one in wind power, and every three weeks, we bring online as much solar power as we did in all of 2008.  We’re taking steps to waste less energy, with more fuel-efficient cars that save us money at the pump, and more energy-efficient buildings that save us money on our electricity bills.

So thanks in part to these actions, our carbon pollution has fallen by 10 percent since 2007, even as we’ve grown our economy and seen the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record.  We’ve committed to doubling the pace at which we cut carbon pollution, and China has committed, for the first time, to limiting their emissions.  And because the world’s two largest economies came together, there’s new hope that, with American leadership, this year, the world will finally reach an agreement to prevent the worst impacts of climate change before it’s too late.

This is an issue that’s bigger and longer-lasting than my presidency.  It’s about protecting our God-given natural wonders, and the good jobs that rely on them.  It’s about shielding our cities and our families from disaster and harm.  It’s about keeping our kids healthy and safe.  This is the only planet we’ve got.  And years from now, I want to be able to look our children and grandchildren in the eye and tell them that we did everything we could to protect it.

Thanks everybody, and have a great weekend.

WHITE HOUSE VIDEO MESSAGE: The Effect of Climate Change on Our Community

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Press Release on April 18, 2015 | 6:00 am - Original Item - Comments (View)

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00 AM ET, SATURDAY, April 18, 2015

WHITE HOUSE VIDEO MESSAGE: The Effect of Climate Change on Our Community

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s message, Katherine Vargas spoke about the President’s commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe.  The effects of climate change can no longer be denied or ignored.  Climate change widens health disparities across the country, threatening low-income communities and minorities who are disproportionately suffering from chronic health conditions, such as respiratory illnesses and cardiovascular disease. It poses risks to our national security, our economy, and our public health.  The President has already taken historic steps to address climate change, but there’s more that the United States and the international community can do.  That’s why next Wednesday, on Earth Day, in the latest part of his effort to call attention to and act on the threat of climate change, the President will visit the Florida Everglades and speak about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to the world.

The audio of the address and video of the message will be available online HERE.

Remarks of Katherine Vargas, White House Director of Hispanic Media

The White House

April 18, 2015

Hi everybody.  I’m Katherine Vargas, the Director of Hispanic Media at the White House. This Wednesday is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and protect this precious planet we call home.  And today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change.

2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. 

The fact that the climate is changing has very serious implications for  our lives.  Stronger storms.  Deeper droughts.  Longer wildfire seasons.  Some of the world’s top scientists in the world are warning us that a changing climate already affects the air our kids breathe. 

Climate change widens health disparities across the country, threatening low-income communities and minorities who are disproportionately suffering from chronic health conditions, such as respiratory illnesses and cardiovascular disease. 

Also, new Hispanic immigrants are more vulnerable to the effects of a changing climate, as they often live in more segregated residential areas that are more isolated from mainstream institutions.

On Earth Day, the President will visit the Florida Everglades to talk about the way that climate change threatens our economy. Rising sea levels are putting a national treasure – and an economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry – at risk.

So climate change can no longer be denied – or ignored. We’re taking steps to waste less energy, with more fuel-efficient cars that save us money at the pump, and more energy-efficient buildings that save us money on our electricity bills.  

Because of these actions, our carbon pollution has fallen by 10 percent since 2007.  We’ve committed to doubling the pace at which we cut carbon pollution, and China has committed, for the first time, to limiting their emissions. And we’re enhancing our cooperation on air quality and climate policy with Mexico.O. We’re fighting against climate change to protect our cities and our families from disaster and harm.  It’s about keeping our kids healthy and safe.  This is the only planet we’ve got.  And years from now, we should able to look our children and grandchildren and tell them that we did everything we could to protect it.

Thanks everybody, and have a great weekend.   

 

Weekly Address: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video on April 18, 2015 | 5:00 am - Original Item - Comments (View)
In this week's address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe. April 18, 2015.

Weekly Address: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

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In this week's address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe. April 18, 2015.

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Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (YouTube) on April 18, 2015 | 4:00 am - Original Item - Comments (View)
En el mensaje de esta semana, Katherine Vargas habló del compromiso del Presidente con la lucha contra la amenaza del cambio climático. Los efectos del cambio climático no se pueden ignorar...
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The President and First Lady at the White House Poetry Workshop

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (YouTube) on April 17, 2015 | 7:52 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama deliver remarks at the White House Poetry Workshop with Elizabeth Alexander. April 17, 2015.
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Tech Meetup at the White House

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (2) on April 17, 2015 | 7:23 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
The White House hosts local leaders from all across our "Innovation Nation" at the first-ever White House Tech Meetup. April 17, 2015.

President Obama Welcomes Italian Prime Minister Renzi to the White House

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Blog Post on April 17, 2015 | 6:58 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi participate in a press conference

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy participate in a press conference in the East Room of the White House, April 17, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Earlier today, President Obama hosted Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House for a bilateral meeting and a working lunch.

At the press conference between the two events, President Obama praised Prime Minister Renzi's energy and vision as well as his "willingness to challenge the status quo and to look to the future," noting that these qualities have made the Prime Minister a leading voice in Europe.

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