Obama vows US 'will do more' to battle climate change

Jun 19, 2013
US President Barack Obama speaks at the Brandenburg Gate on June 19, 2013 in Berlin. Obama on Wednesday pledged that the United States "will do more" to tackle the threat of climate change and said the world must do likewise before it is too late.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged that the United States "will do more" to tackle the threat of climate change and said the world must do likewise before it is too late.

"Our generation must move towards a global compact to confront a before it is too late, that is our job, that is our task," Obama said in a speech in Berlin.

Speaking on a blistering hot day at Brandenburg Gate, Obama said that "peace with justice means refusing to condemn our children to a harsher, less hospitable planet".

He said Germany, which is fast building up solar, wind and other renewable energies, and Europe, had led in efforts to battle a warming planet, melting ice caps and rising seas.

He said the United States had also doubled renewable energies, boosted fuel efficiency in cars and brought down , but added: "We know we have to do more and we will do more."

With a view to developing giants such as China and India, he added: "With a global middle class consuming more energy every day, this must now be an effort of all nations, not just some.

"For the grim alternative affects all nations. More , more famine and floods, new waves of refugees, coastlines that vanish, oceans that rise."

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freethinking
1.9 / 5 (13) Jun 19, 2013
If Obama does as well with climate change as he has done with the economy, we are DOOMED.
If Obama does as well with climate change as he is for finding leaks that harm those he doesn't like, we are DOOMED.
If Obama does as well with climate change as he has with promoting freedom, we are DOOMED.
djr
4.3 / 5 (12) Jun 19, 2013
"If Obama does as well with climate change as he has done with the economy, we are DOOMED."

Such objective comments on this site!!! Just look at the jobs creation under the evil Obama administration. Boy I wish Bush could have gotten another term!!!

http://www.google...dur=1071
freethinking
1.6 / 5 (13) Jun 19, 2013
Yea, unemployment under bush a lot better than Obama.
http://www.wallst...-market/
We could also look at gas prices under Bush and Under Obama,
We could also look at real income under Bush and Under Obama,
We could also look at debt under Bush and Under Obama.

Just saying..... Progressives.... I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing but Obama is GOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDD. Bush is BAAAAAAADDDDDDDD
Matthewwa25
3.9 / 5 (7) Jun 20, 2013
A large part of any serious solution should be NUCLEAR. Certainly we can greatly increase wind, solar, thermal and wind. But you're either serious about global warming or you're not.
vlaaing peerd
4.5 / 5 (8) Jun 20, 2013
Yea, *bla* BAAAAAAADDDDDDDD


Hailing the administration that caused the debt crisis over the one that is facing and solving it. Smart thinkin' mate, your country can use more voters like you.

You had quite a few zero-IQ lobby puppet presidents before, but probably no idea how stupid he made himself and your country look like abroad. In regards to the article, we won't forget his fake ratification of the Kyoto protocol which only added up more to the unreliable image US already had thanks to his warmongering dad.

Take a look at the chart you posted, is the inability to read charts inherent to being conservative? Whoever wrote the article doesn't seem to have a degree in journalism either...or plain grammar for that matter.

and your nick...have a good laugh and make a comparison between communist USSR in the 60's and your supposed freedom you have in the states now. Land of the free uh?

Obama already repaired more of the Bush misery you'll probably ever grasp in your life
freethinking
1 / 5 (11) Jun 20, 2013
vlaa, for the last two years of the Bush Administration the senate and congress were held by the democrats. The debt crisis and crash was due to Democrat policy which Bush warned against.

Obama has done nothing to improve the economy which is why we are in the great recession..... which btw has been worse than the great depression, yet his propaganda arm aka the MSM wont call it that.

When gas went up 15 cents with Bush, the media bashed him. When gas doubled under Obama, silence. When unemployment went up 1% under Bush the media bashed him. When it went up to over 15% under Obama, they lied about the rate and blamed Bush, even 5 years later. Obama even said after 4 years he owns the economy.... but again, the MSM wont repeat Obamas comments will they.
djr
4.6 / 5 (10) Jun 20, 2013
Freethinking: "Just saying..... Progressives.... I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing but Obama is GOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDD. Bush is BAAAAAAADDDDDDDD"

Lucky we have objective - non bias - neutral individuals such as yourself to keep us all straight about how the world works. (sarcasm by the way)
deepsand
3.3 / 5 (12) Jun 21, 2013
If Obama does as well with climate change as he has done with the economy, we are DOOMED.
If Obama does as well with climate change as he is for finding leaks that harm those he doesn't like, we are DOOMED.
If Obama does as well with climate change as he has with promoting freedom, we are DOOMED.

If man is as irrational as are you he is doomed.
ekim
4.3 / 5 (7) Jun 23, 2013
What do the insurance companies think about climate change? It is after all their money on the line.
VendicarE
3.9 / 5 (8) Jun 23, 2013
"If Obama does as well with climate change as he has done with the economy, we are DOOMED." - FreeTard

Obama's economic policies took a near global economic collapse that would have made the Great Depression look like a cake walk, and converted it to a stable growing economic system within 3 years.

American Corporations are simply not hiring.

They don't need to. Republicans allowed them to offshore their production in order to increase profits.

Republicans always blame others for their own crimes. They can never take responsibility for their own inadequacy, failure, and criminality.
VendicarE
3.9 / 5 (7) Jun 23, 2013
"for the last two years of the Bush Administration the senate and congress were held by the democrats." - FreeTard

And they still couldn't prevent Bush's Libertarian anti-regulation policies and his Republican Borrow and Spend economics from wrecking the U.S.economy.

"Reagan prove that deficits don't matter." - Bush Era VP, Dick Cheney.

Do you agree or disagree with Cheney, FreeTard?
VendicarE
4 / 5 (8) Jun 23, 2013
"Obama has done nothing to improve the economy" - FreeTard

Extending unemployment insurance and providing assistance for home owners who owed more than the value of their homes in Mortgages has kept the U.S. economy from entering into a decades long Grand Economic Depression.

It has been fun to watch the TeaPublicans demanding an immediate reduction in Deficit spending which would put 40 million Americans on the Unemployment line, and then watching them demand and end to Unemployment Insurance and Welfare programs that would otherwise make those 40 million people homeless and unemployable.

What would the TeaPublican demand that 40 million U.S.workers be made destitute and homeless do to the U.S. economy, FreeTard?

VendicarE
4.4 / 5 (7) Jun 23, 2013
"Yea, unemployment under bush a lot better than Obama." - FreeTard

Isn't hiring the job of American businesses? They are more profitable now than at any time in U.S. history.

How big is the wad of cash that Apple is sitting on? Roughly $100 billion?

How many people does Apple employ? 10,000? 20,000? - Mostly low wage store clerks.

You are right though. Real American unemployment remains high.

What you aren't smart enough to understand or acknowledge is that this high unemployment rate is why government expenditures on Unemployment Insurance and other Income Security programs are so high.

The alternative to American Corporations not hiring American workers is to put those workers on the street.

Is that the FreeTard plan?

deepsand
3 / 5 (10) Jun 23, 2013
What do the insurance companies think about climate change? It is after all their money on the line.

They re becoming increasingly concerned about it.

And, the US Pentagon recognized the risks to security quite some time ago.

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