(WASHINGTON) — Since the death of energy reform in Congress, climate change hasn’t been a big topic of discussion in Washington.
But on Tuesday, President Obama will lay out a plan to reduce carbon emissions and prepare for global warming, the White House says.
Obama tweeted a video from the White House account this afternoon, including a YouTube video warning about climate change and announcing his speech on Tuesday at Georgetown University:
We owe it to our kids to do something about climate change. Share this video and join me Tuesday: http://t.co/ifWvlB6qCL -bo
— The White House (@whitehouse) June 22, 2013
Tweets signed “-bo” are sent my Obama himself, the White House has said.
“We’ll need all of us, as citizens, to do our part to preserve God’s creation for future generations — our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks,” Obama says in the video. “There’s no single step that can reverse the effects of climate change. But when it comes to the world we leave our children, we owe it to them to do what we can.”
Obama mentioned climate change in his most recent inaugural address, and he posed his upcoming Georgetown address as a renewed call to action.
The YouTube video includes footage of major storms — what appears to be a hurricane surge lapping against an Eastern U.S. coastline, and a plains thunderstorm — and Obama speaking directly to camera.
“This Tuesday, I’ll lay out my vision for where I believe we need to go — a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it,” Obama says in the video.
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