Obama: Climate Change Is a Fact

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Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) –- President Barack Obama discusses climate change in America. He speaks to the nation in his 2014 State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Taken together, our energy policies, creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet.

Over the past years, the united states has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on earth.

[applause] we have to act with more urgency.

The changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought and coastal cities dealing with floods.

That is why i directed my administration to work with states, utilities and others to set new standards on the amount of carbon pollution our power plants are allowed to dump into the air.

[applause] the shift to a cleaner energy economy won't happen overnight and it will require some tough choices along the way.

The debate is settled.

Climate change is a fact and when our children's children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world with new sources of energy, i want us to be able to say "yes we did." [applause]

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