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Obama urges action on climate change to protect national parks

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 01:55

In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and urges action on climate change to protect ''our parks and our planet for generations to come.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama used his weekly address to urge action on climate change as the country marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Obama shared pictures he took while on vacation with his family earlier in the summer visiting national parks. He highlighted changes made under his administration to preserve public lands and waters, while also urging action on climate change. "The threat of climate change means that protecting our public lands and waters is more important than ever. Rising temperatures could mean no more glaciers in Glacier National Park. No more Joshua Trees in Joshua Tree National Park. Rising seas could destroy vital ecosystems in the Everglades, even threaten Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty," Obama said.

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Obama urges action on climate change to protect national parks

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 01:55