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"In America, the past decade has been our hottest on record. Along our east coast, the city of Miami now floods at high tide. In our west, wildfire season now stretches most of the year. In our heartland, farms have been parched by the worst drought in generations, and drenched by the wettest spring in our history. A hurricane left parts of this great city dark and underwater. "
"The United States has made ambitious investments in clean energy, and ambitious reductions in our carbon emissions. We now harness three times as much electricity from the wind and 10 times as much from the sun as we did when I came into office."
"Within a decade, our cars will go twice as far on a gallon of gas, and already, every major automaker offers electric vehicles. We’ve made unprecedented investments to cut energy waste in our homes and our buildings and our appliances, all of which will save consumers billions of dollars."
"So, all told, these advances have helped create jobs, grow our economy, and drive our carbon pollution to its lowest levels in nearly two decades -- proving there does not have to be a conflict between a sound environment and strong economic growth."
"Over the past 8 years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution by more than any other nation on Earth."
"Five years ago, I pledged America would reduce our carbon emissions in the range of 17 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2020. America will meet that target."
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"The chief of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Command, Admiral Samuel Locklear,
recently said that climate change is our single greatest security threat."
(SOURCE: Boston Globe)
"To be clear, this is not about just telling people to change their light bulbs or to buy a hybrid car.
This disaster has grown BEYOND the choices that individuals make."
"We need to put a pricetag on carbon emissions, and eliminate government subsidies for coal, gas, and oil companies."