President Barack Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to put the reality of climate change in particularly stark terms.
“Today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change,” Obama said. “Climate change can no longer be denied, or ignored.”
“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,” Obama said. He noted that 2014 was the warmest year on Earth ever recorded. The 14 hottest years on record, meanwhile, have all fallen within the last 15 years.
“The world’s top climate scientists are warning us that the changing climate already affects the air our kids breathe,” Obama said. “The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security.”
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