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Newsmotion - Energy and Environment http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/32/all en The Department of Defense Must Plan for the National Security Implications of Climate Change http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/department-defense-must-plan-national-security-implications-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Department of Defense Must Plan for the National Security Implications of Climate Change </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 10/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The responsibility of the Department of Defense is the security of our country. That requires thinking ahead and planning for a wide range of contingencies.</p> <p>Among the future trends that will impact our national security is climate change. Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. They will likely lead to food and water shortages, pandemic disease, disputes over refugees and resources, and destruction by natural disasters in regions across the globe.</p> <p>In our defense strategy, we refer to climate change as a &ldquo;threat multiplier&rdquo; because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today &ndash; from infectious disease to terrorism. We are already beginning to see some of these impacts.</p> <p>A changing climate will have real impacts on our military and the way it executes its missions. The military could be called upon more often to support civil authorities, and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the face of more frequent and more intense natural disasters. Our coastal installations are vulnerable to rising sea levels and increased flooding, while droughts, wildfires, and more extreme temperatures could threaten many of our training activities. Our supply chains could be impacted, and we will need to ensure our critical equipment works under more extreme weather conditions. Weather has always affected military operations, and as the climate changes, the way we execute operations may be altered or constrained.</p> <p>While scientists are converging toward consensus on future climate projections, uncertainty remains. But this cannot be an excuse for delaying action. Every day, our military deals with global uncertainty. Our planners know that, as military strategist Carl von Clausewitz wrote, &ldquo;all action must, to a certain extent, be planned in a mere twilight.&rdquo;</p> <p>It is in this context that today I am releasing <a href="http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/CCARprint.pdf">DoD&rsquo;s Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap</a>. Climate change is a long-term trend, but with wise planning and risk mitigation now, we can reduce adverse impacts downrange.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/13/climate-change-issue-national-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/13/climate-change-issue-national-security" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/13/climate-change-issue-national-security</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Asia-Pacific Carl von Clausewitz Chuck Hagel Defense Energy and Environment Official Peru United States Virginia White House Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:30:39 +0000 feed 338986 at http://newsmotion.org "The Geography of Hope": President Obama Designates the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/geography-hope-president-obama-designates-san-gabriel-mountains-national-monument <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The Geography of Hope&quot;: President Obama Designates the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/_g1a7721.jpg?itok=ZNVr56mY" alt="President Obama walks onstage at Bonelli Regional Park to announce the creation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument" title="President Obama walks onstage at Bonelli Regional Park to announce the creation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument" width="430" height="281" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama walks onstage at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, Calif., where he announced the creation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Oct. 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p></p> <p>&quot;We are blessed to have the most beautiful landscapes in the world.&nbsp; We have a responsibility to be good stewards of them for future generations.&quot;</p> <p class="rteright">-- President Obama, October 10, 2014</p> <p>It is our moral obligation to protect America&#39;s most beautiful lands for the next generation. Today, President Obama officially ensured that the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument will join a vast landscape of natural treasures, as part of what writer Wallace Stegner once called &quot;the geography of hope.&quot;</p> <p>Speaking in the Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, California, the President said:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>It&rsquo;s not just the natural beauty of the San Gabriels that makes it invaluable. Within these hills lies millennia of history, including the ancient rock art of Native peoples -- the first Americans. And just as this region teaches us about our past, it has always offered us a window into the future. It was here at the Mount Wilson Observatory that Edwin P. Hubble showed the universe to be ever-expanding, and it&#39;s where astronomers still explore the mysteries of space.&nbsp;I can think of no better way to honor our past and protect our future than by preserving the San Gabriel Mountains.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/geography-hope-president-obama-designates-san-gabriel-mountains-national-monument" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/geography-hope-president-obama-designates-san-gabriel-mountains-national-monument" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/geography-hope-president-obama-designa...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama California California Edwin P. Hubble Energy and Environment Official Pete Souza San Dimas Tanya Somanader The President Theodore Roosevelt Wallace Stegner White House Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:37:10 +0000 feed 338475 at http://newsmotion.org Celebrating America's Newest National Monument: The San Gabriel Mountains http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/celebrating-americas-newest-national-monument-san-gabriel-mountains <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Celebrating America&#039;s Newest National Monument: The San Gabriel Mountains </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Today, President Obama will travel to Los Angeles County, California to designate the San Gabriel Mountains as America&rsquo;s newest national monument, and a timeless piece of our national heritage. In many ways, this nation&rsquo;s story is etched into its land, and as the President is recognizing today, each of our monuments provides us with an important cultural bridge between our past and our future.</p> <p class="p1">In his time in office, President Obama has preserved more than 3 million acres of public land, and he&rsquo;s not done yet. Natural treasures like the San Gabriel Mountains are not only remarkably beautiful, as they frame the Los Angeles Skyline, but with this new designation, they will bring even more tangible benefits to the 15 million people who live in their shadow. Tourism in the area will be strengthened, as will local businesses as hikers, bikers, outdoor adventurists, and nature lovers make their way to enjoy all 346,177 acres receiving the President&rsquo;s new designation.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The President remains committed to respecting and reflecting our nation&rsquo;s diversity in the monuments and precious lands we preserve, while ensuring access to parkland, monuments, historical landmarks, and majestic landscapes for Americans of all backgrounds to relish.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/celebrating-americas-newest-national-monument-san-gabriel-mountains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/celebrating-americas-newest-national-monument-san-gabriel-mountains" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/celebrating-americas-newest-national-m...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama California California Energy and Environment Keene Los Angeles Los Angeles Maryland Official The President Valerie Jarrett White House Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:00:00 +0000 feed 338483 at http://newsmotion.org U.S. Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/us-fuel-economy-reaches-all-time-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In President Obama&rsquo;s first term, he called on the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation to take action to double fuel economy standards by 2025 and cut vehicle greenhouse gas emissions in half. These actions combat climate change and help American families save money &ndash; more than $8,000 in fuel costs for each car by 2025.</p> <p>In fact, over the duration of the program, Americans will save a total of $1.7 trillion in fuel costs and reduce oil consumption by more than 2 million barrels per day. And we are on track to roughly double fuel economy by 2025. This proves once again that addressing climate change can go hand in hand with strong economic growth.&nbsp;</p> <p>Last year marked an important milestone in the Administration&rsquo;s effort to fight climate change. According to EPA&rsquo;s new <a href="http://epa.gov/fueleconomy/fetrends/1975-2014/420s14001.pdf">Fuel Economy Trends Report</a>, new vehicles in 2013 achieved their highest fuel economy of all time. Model year 2013 vehicles reached an average of 24.1 miles per gallon &ndash; a 0.5-mile-per-gallon increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 miles &ndash; or 25 percent &ndash; per gallon since 2004. Fuel economy has now increased in eight of the last nine years, and our average carbon emissions last year hit a record low of 369 grams per mile in model year 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/08/us-fuel-economy-reaches-all-time-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/08/us-fuel-economy-reaches-all-time-high" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/08/us-fuel-economy-reaches-all-time-high</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Dan Utech Energy and Environment Official White House Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:44:43 +0000 feed 337820 at http://newsmotion.org Driving Development of Clean Energy http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/driving-development-clean-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Driving Development of Clean Energy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 10/06/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since the President took office, we have made unprecedented progress transforming America into a clean energy economy built to last. The amount of electricity we get from the wind has tripled, and solar electricity production has increased by tenfold.</p> <p> The Administration has permitted more than 50 utility-scale renewable energy projects on public lands, enough to power nearly 5 million homes and support more than 20,000 construction and operations jobs. The Departments of Energy and Interior are also moving forward on infrastructure projects that will bring clean sources of power online and improve the resilience of our electricity system.</p> <p>Today, the Department of Energy finalized a Presidential Permit for the Champlain Hudson Power Express, a transmission line that will deliver renewable hydropower from Quebec to meet New York City&#39;s growing energy demand. The project developers estimate the 1,000-megawatt transmission line will save consumers $650 million each year and cut carbon pollution 2.2 million metric tons.</p> <p>And we&#39;re taking action to drive reliable, affordable, and sustainable hydropower at home. Since the President took office, DOE has provided awards to support more than 30 hydropower projects.</p> <p> President Obama firmly believes that the federal government should lead by example. That is why he has set aggressive targets for federal agencies to reduce their energy and water use, and cut greenhouse gas emissions.</p> <p> In fact, last year the President announced a bold new goal for the federal government to consume 20% of its power from renewable sources by 2020 &ndash; and federal agencies are already stepping up to this challenge in a big way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/06/driving-development-clean-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/06/driving-development-clean-energy" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/06/driving-development-clean-energy</a> </div> </div> </div> Beltsville California Dan Utech Energy and Environment Illinois Kate Brandt Kate Brandt and Dan Utech Maryland New York New York City Official québec Quebec The President Washington D.C. White House Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:24:48 +0000 feed 337173 at http://newsmotion.org "A New Foundation Is Laid": President Obama on America's 21st Century Economy http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/new-foundation-laid-president-obama-americas-21st-century-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;A New Foundation Is Laid&quot;: President Obama on America&#039;s 21st Century Economy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/02/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPNlvQgFxLw">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>The story of the last six years is the story of progress. In 2009, businesses were laying off 80,000 Americans a month. The unemployment rate sat at 10 percent. Manufacturing lagged behind while health care costs skyrocketed. And the deficit stood at nearly 10 percent of our economy.</p> <p>Now, thanks to the determination of the American people and the decisions of the Obama administration, our economy is telling a remarkable story. Businesses have added 10 million jobs over 52 straight months of job growth, the longest streak on record. The unemployment rate has fallen to 6.1 percent, there are more job openings now than at any time since 2001, our country is the most attractive location in the world for investment, health care prices have risen at the lowest rate in nearly 50 years since the Affordable Care Act, and the deficit is approaching three percent of our economy.&nbsp;</p> <p>President Obama laid out these facts today in an address to the young entrepreneurs of Northwestern University&#39;s School of Management. &quot;It is indisputable that our economy is stronger today than it was when I took office. By every economic measure,&quot; he said. &quot;At the same time, it also indisputable that millions of Americans don&#39;t yet feel enought of the benefits of a growing economy where it matters most -- and that&#39;s in their own lives.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/02/new-foundation-laid-new-future-yet-be-written-president-obama-americas-21st-century-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/02/new-foundation-laid-new-future-yet-be-written-president-obama-americas-21st-century-" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/02/new-foundation-laid-new-future-yet-be-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Economy Education Energy and Environment Evanston Financial Reform Housing Illinois Jobs manufacturing Official Pete Souza Small Business Tanya Somanader The President Trade and Exports White House Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:40:39 +0000 feed 335962 at http://newsmotion.org Recognizing American Communities as Climate Action Champions http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/recognizing-american-communities-climate-action-champions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recognizing American Communities as Climate Action Champions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/01/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From more frequent and extreme storms to higher average temperatures and rising seas, Americans today are experiencing first-hand what climate change will mean for their communities and their children. Taking steps today to cut carbon pollution and build resilience is essential to avert far more severe climate impacts in the future. As a <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/the_cost_of_delaying_action_to_stem_climate_change.pdf">recent report</a> from the Council of Economic Advisers warns, postponing action on climate change could increase costs to the American economy by hundreds of billions of dollars per year.</p> <p>Local communities are on the front lines of the climate challenge &mdash; and are among the most ambitious in searching for solutions. From deploying more clean energy and setting energy efficiency goals to building more green infrastructure and revising building codes, many cities, towns, and tribal communities have emerged as leaders in the fight against climate change.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today, the Obama administration is launching the first round of the Climate Action Champions Competition, to recognize and support the path-breaking steps that local and tribal governments are already taking to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for the impacts of climate change. This new competition, administered by the Department of Energy, will identify 10-15 communities across the country that have proven themselves to be climate leaders by pursuing ambitious climate action on both tracks &mdash; reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/01/recognizing-american-communities-climate-action-champions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/01/recognizing-american-communities-climate-action-champions" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/01/recognizing-american-communities-clima...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama climate Energy and Environment John Podesta Obama Official White House Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:54:00 +0000 feed 335968 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama: "No Nation Is Immune" to Climate Change http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-no-nation-immune-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama: &quot;No Nation Is Immune&quot; to Climate Change </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 09/23/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p092314ps-02628.jpg?itok=asS6SMTz" alt="President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the United Nations General Assembly Climate Summit 2014" title="President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the United Nations General Assembly Climate Summit 2014" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the United Nations General Assembly Climate Summit 2014 in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations in New York, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmz6srlnur8">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>&quot;For all the immediate challenges that we gather to address this week -- terrorism, instability, inequality, disease -- there&rsquo;s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate.&quot;</p> <p>Those were President Obama&#39;s words at today&#39;s U.N. Climate Summit -- a meeting of world leaders that showcased climate action commitments from governments, local leaders, and the private sector. <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/23/remarks-president-un-climate-change-summit">In his remarks</a>, the President detailed the ambitious clean energy investments and carbon emission reductions the U.S. has made, but made clear that all of the world&#39;s major economies also need to step up in order to protect our planet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/23/president-obama-no-nation-immune-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/23/president-obama-no-nation-immune-climate-change" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/23/president-obama-no-nation-immune-clima...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama David Hudson Energy and Environment Martin Luther King Jr. Miami New York New York New York City Obama Official Pete Souza The President United States White House Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:14:31 +0000 feed 334606 at http://newsmotion.org Chart of the Week: Why We Can’t Wait to Act on Climate Change http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/chart-week-why-we-can%E2%80%99t-wait-act-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chart of the Week: Why We Can’t Wait to Act on Climate Change </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 09/23/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>President Obama addressed 120 countries at the United Nations General Assembly today on a global challenge that concerns us all: Climate change. &nbsp;</p> <p>Climate change is a problem that knows no borders, causes devastating destruction in communities, and requires <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/23/important-step-our-fight-against-climate-change">global action</a>. Our climate will continue to change over this century, but the magnitude and significant consequences of that change depends on the amount of heat-trapping gases that countries emit.&nbsp;</p> <p>It will take all of us working together &ndash; governments, communities, businesses, and individuals -- to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and change the future of our climate. In fact, the choices we make right now will determine the extent of future global warming and its impact on the environment, public health, and the economy.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out the chart to see the difference we can make if we work together to reduce emissions -- and the disastrous consequences if we fail to act:&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/globaltempchart.gif" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/23/chart-week-why-we-can-t-wait-act-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/23/chart-week-why-we-can-t-wait-act-climate-change" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/23/chart-week-why-we-can-t-wait-act-clima...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Energy and Environment Official Tanya Somanader The President White House Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:30:58 +0000 feed 334607 at http://newsmotion.org An Important Step in Our Fight Against Climate Change http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/important-step-our-fight-against-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An Important Step in Our Fight Against Climate Change </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 09/23/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ed. Note: This is cross-posted from the Huffington Post. See the original post <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-podesta/an-important-step-in-our-_b_5869638.html?1411495170">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today, leaders from more than 120 countries gathered in New York. On the agenda: a challenge that knows no borders, produces devastating local impacts, and requires global action.</p> <p>President Obama joined the international community at the UN Secretary General&#39;s Climate Summit because he believes that we have a moral obligation to our children and to future generations to take decisive action now -- to reduce the carbon pollution and other greenhouse gas emissions warming the planet, and to build resilience to the climate impacts already being felt in communities across the country and around the world.</p> <p>We are the first generation to experience first-hand the chaos that climate scientists have long warned was coming. In recent years, we have been battered by more frequent and severe storms, become inundated by rising seas and storm surge, parched by deeper drought, and burned by fiercer wildfires. From the world&#39;s poorest villages to the tiniest seaside communities, climate change poses a real and dangerous threat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/23/important-step-our-fight-against-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/23/important-step-our-fight-against-climate-change" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/23/important-step-our-fight-against-clima...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= climate Copenhagen Energy and Environment John Podesta New York New York Obama Official The President United States White House Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:20:13 +0000 feed 334608 at http://newsmotion.org