In Alaska, Obama Warns No Cold Feet On Climate Change

THE WHITE HOUSE

“Resurrection Bay is one of those places that reminds you of all the beauty this country has to offer. It's home to whales (I got to see one!), sea lions, and dozens of other species. Surrounded by jagged cliffs and alpine glaciers, this is a place that's worth protecting,” US President Barack Obama posted on the White House Instagram.

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US President Barack Obama visited Alaska, making his latest push for action on climate change. At the school gym in Kotzebue, a small Alaskan town of 3,000, Obama urged Americans to take swift action against climate change. “There is one thing no American president had done before and this is travel above the Arctic Circle,” Obama said on September 2. “I could not be prouder to be the first,” he added.

Obama said Alaskans were already living with evidence of the changes. “In the past few year...


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