Obama to unveil climate change plan tomorrow

US President Barack Obama is set to reveal a climate change plan tomorrow, focusing on cutting carbon pollution and preparing the nation for future impacts. In his inauguration speech in […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

US President Barack Obama is set to reveal a climate change plan tomorrow, focusing on cutting carbon pollution and preparing the nation for future impacts.

In his inauguration speech in January when he began his second term, Obama made tackling climate change a top priority and now pledges to take bigger steps on the issue.

In a video posted on the White House website, the President said: “This is a serious challenge but it’s one uniquely suited to America’s strengths. We’ll need scientists to design new fuels, farmers to grow them, we’ll need engineers to devise new sources of energy and businesses to make and sell them. We’ll need workers to build the foundations for a clean energy economy and we’ll need all of our citizens to do our part to preserve God’s creation for future generations.

“There’s no single step that can reverse the effects of climate change but when it comes to the world we leave our children, we owe it to them to do what we can.”

Barack Obama will give his speech at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., the day before he goes on a three-nation tour of Africa.

Earlier this year the US President Barack proposed a $28.4 billion (£18.5bn) budget for the Department of Energy and new standards for cleaner fuels to cut air pollution.