Obama to Congress: Act on climate change or I will

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Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio applaud President Barack Obama as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. AP

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is telling Congress that he will take action to combat climate change if lawmakers don’t do it themselves.

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, the president said Congress should write legislation that would give polluters market-based incentives to reduce the emissions blamed for global warming.

He said if lawmakers don’t do that, his administration will craft executive actions that would cut pollution, help get communities ready for the effects of climate change and encourage increased use of cleaner sources of energy.

Obama says progress can be made against climate change without interrupting economic growth.

The president says that with extreme weather getting more intense and increasingly frequent, lawmakers can believe those events are a coincidence or they can act before it’s too late.

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  • Fulpol

    Obama is crazy… climate change is hoax…

    evolution is real…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUNBI66J3EGEPMV5LFCN53OUGI JEO

      you seems like you are crazy…you know nothing but a hoax! everything your post is negative! you need a life Pulpol…pulpol ka nga talaga!

      • Paitan

         fulpol is mapurol..fulpol is fool..hahaha,,juk

  • TwiggyRamirez

    An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

    We need leaders with  very strong political will to put an end to this weder-weder-lang attitude. There is a strong need for a culture change … not a party change!

  • fromuniversityofthephilippines

    Filipino nurse Menchu Sanchez hailed as modern- day hero by US President Obama in his State of the Union address…read more by typing in your browser: wordpress marichu

  • Garote

    Obama is the New World Order’s puppet who is using the climate change hoax to implement Agenda 21, which is the total take over of all the world’s natural resources, including all land, water and air of the world. All of these resources will be handed over to the global elites as their private properties. These global elites’ agenda 21 prohibits private ownership of properties, deprives all the people of the world their civil liberties and rights and their guaranteed freedoms, and establishes a global police state throughout the world.

  • peon_observer

    yep, the makings of a  dictator

  • peon_observer

    no one even mentions the fake climate data scandal.  before it was global cooling then global warming.  so to be safe let’s just call it global climate change as a catch-all.  

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