Obama says U.S. 'will do more' to fight climate change

BERLIN Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:12pm EDT

Windmills are reflected in a car mirror at a wind farm in Palm Springs, California, February 9, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Windmills are reflected in a car mirror at a wind farm in Palm Springs, California, February 9, 2011.

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BERLIN (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States understood it had to do more to fight climate change and he pledged that more action was coming.

"Our dangerous carbon emissions have come down, but we know we have to do more. And we will do more," he told a crowd of cheering Germans in Berlin.

Obama is expected to announce new U.S. measures to fight global warming in the coming weeks.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Stephen Brown; editing by Erik Kirschbaum)

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unionwv wrote:
“…fight climate change.”

An astonishing, hubristic conceit. Why not “fight” sun spots, or tilt at windmills?

Jun 19, 2013 11:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Speaker2 wrote:
@unionwv, an you don’t think 7-billion people don’t have an impact on the earth and its climate?

Jun 19, 2013 1:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:
Speaker2: Assuming we know the nature of “climate change” and that 7-billion people have a major impact, how will we make all these people disappear? If they did, how can we be sure that the draconian climate swings which are found in the geologic record won’t recur after they are gone, as they did before the era of homo sapiens?

“Global warming” is the specific “climate change” the alarmists are beating the drums about. But the earth’s temperature has not increased at anything like the rate predicted by the “climate models” the alarmists seem to worship. So, why the hurry to stampede the rest of up to believe in their computer model icons?

Jun 19, 2013 2:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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