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Posted on 08/30/2011 12:26:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama tells young reporters: Climate change a top challenge for young people By Andrew Restuccia - 08/30/11 01:21 PM ET
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing young people, President Obama said in a recent interview with young reporters from Scholastic News.
Another big challenge that your generation is going to face is the environmental challenge, Obama said in an interview with Scholastic News Press Corp. that was conducted in July but posted online this month.
Although weve made big improvements over the last 20 or 30 years in making our air clean and our water clean, there are some big challenges around climate change.
Obama said climate change is caused by pollution that were sending up into the air, the carbon that were releasing."
The president's comments come as Republican presidential candidates, including Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), are questioning climate science on the campaign trail.
The vast majority of the world's scientists say climate change is occurring and is caused in large part by human activity.
Climate change could result in more hurricanes in Florida or drought in other areas of the country, Obama said.
So weve got to get started trying to deal with this issue and weve got to make sure that your generation finds better ways to use energy more efficiently so were not sending out as much pollution into the air, Obama said. So thats going to be something that were really going to have to focus on.
The Obama administration has made energy and environmental policy a major focus of his agenda in recent months. The Environmental Protection Agency, for example, is moving forward with a series of regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change.
Republicans and some centrist Democrats oppose the administrations efforts, pushing legislation to limit or outright block major EPA air regulations.
Shows you what I know !
I would have said
getting a job
keeping that job
being able to afford housing
being able to afford food
Not getting killed by the islamists that want to destroy them
being able to pay off the debt Obama is leaving for them
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference."
I would have picked being jumped by packs of black kids while waiting in line at McDonalds.
oscama is right...it will be a real challenge to find a job when the feds shut down everything that emits carbon.
No, Barry, the wannabe commie pinko government of the usa one of their greatest challenges.
Trying to learn something in your gubment brain washing schools is one of their biggest challenges.
Weather changes, big deal, and man-made glowbull warming is a pile of democrat horseshit, and that is all there is to it, punk.
“Climate change a top challenge for young people...”
Indeed, the hugely destructive Global Warming lie and its much larger, abjectly retarded, buck-toothed cousin, “Environmentalism”, have put these kids in a gigantic fiscal hole, they will have to deal with their entire lives.
“The vast majority of the world’s scientists say climate change is occurring and is caused in large part by human activity.”
Name them and site their proof.
I think its bad to lie to people.
I think it’s really bad to lie to young people.
I think its bad to be such a dope.
I think its bad to be such a dope and the pResident of anything, much less a country.
I think its bad to tell kids that Carbon, a proud member of the Periodic Table and essential for life on Earth, is a pollutant.
I think it’s bad for any human to be so woefully un- and mis-informed and have the hubris to think youre Mr. Know-It-All.
It was 1,078 days since a hurricane came ashore in the USA before Irene arrived (IF she was a hurricane, but I digress). So, its bad to tell kids we might get more hurricanes or drought as if they never happened before.
Its bad to be so mind-numbingly stupid.
Its bad to, individually, do more damage to those kids and their future than any drought or hurricane could do.
A supermassive black hole could float effortlessly on the dense matter that lies inside 0bamas skull.
Whoa! What an amazing orator he is!! His turn of a phrase is hypnotizing..."big challenges around climate change." Just wow!
The ignorant are the pigeons.
Obama is the con man.
I say we start by grounding both Obamas from their use of govt aircraft and that we repossess the "bus tour" vehicles
Carbon coming out of his lungs allowed him to form those stupid words, and with every breath the little chillrun exhaled while listening, they "polluted" too.
Calling carbon a pollutant is like calling oxygen or water a pollutant. Absurd on its face.
I agree with the president.
Over the next few years ‘reporters’ are going to have to work EXTRA hard if they want to keep up the charade.
It takes a certain skill to be wrong every time you open your mouth! Random chance would dictate that you get it right every now and then. The man is a perfect idiot!