Obama Pushes Climate Change In Inaugural
President Obama called for the United States to step up and be a leader as the world transitions towards new energy technologies to help combat climate change during his inaugural address earlier this week. Obama hoped to have climate legislation passed during his first term, but was unsuccessful with his push. So he and his administration will make another effort to push for climate change legislation and regulations in his second term. He said, “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” He went onto say that fighting climate change is not a choice, but rather an obligation and that the obligation can be met with the development of new, cleaner energy technologies.