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President Obama Said That Climate Change Threatens Future Generations
International, 8/9/2015

U.S. President, Barack Obama, stated that the biggest threat to future generations is climate change, as he presented its plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in the country.

During a ceremony held in the White House, the President also said that, according to the Pentagon, the effects of climate change are already putting even the U.S. national security "at risk".

The so-called "Clean Energy Plan", presented by the US President, seeks to reduce in the country 32% carbon emissions from power plants by 2030, compared to 2005 levels.

In his speech, the President recalled that these power plants be "approximately one third" of the total carbon pollution in the country, and stressed that his plan is the "most important" step ever taken in the US to fight climate change.

Obama explained further that the federal government will state "time and flexibility" to meet the new standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Obama also said that, as Pope Francis stated in his encyclical on climate change, the fight against this global problem is "a moral obligation".


Topic(s):    Environmental managementClimate