Today President Barack Obama gave what I consider the best climate change speech ever when he announced the rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
However, when I first tried to watch the speech, by going to well known news sites, like USA Today, NBC News and CNN, I found that they only played edited versions of the speech. At first I thought the flashes were flashbulbs going off from the reporters and it wasn’t until I found the whole version of the speech, did I realize that those were clip points. This speech gives me real hope that we can still stop global warming with only 3-6′ of sea level rise.
My two favorite quotes from the President’s speech are:
The old rules said we couldn’t promote economic growth and protect our environment at the same time. The old rules said we couldn’t transition to clean energy without squeezing businesses and consumers. But this is America and we have come up with new ways and new technologies to break down the old rules. So that today home grown American energy is booming, energy prices are failing and over the past decade even as our economy has continued to grow, America has cut our total carbon pollution more than any country on earth.
The biggest risk we face is not acting.
— President Barack Obama (11/6/2015)
Below is the full video of the President’s speech on rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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