Obama said of addressing climate change: "Delay is no longer an option."© www.barackobama.com
In a videotaped message prepared for California governor Arnold Schwarzenneger’s summit on climate change last week, U.S. president-elect Barack Obama reiterated his strong support for significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions despite continuing economic turmoil at home and abroad. Some 700 delegates representing 19 different countries cheered Obama’s comments and his commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions as a central component of his administration’s economic, energy and environmental policies. Obama went on to tell summit attendees that his administration would establish ambitious annual targets aimed at reducing emission levels to 1990 levels by 2020, following the lead of California, which passed legislation in 2006 calling for similar cuts.
In Obama’s words: "Now is the time to confront this challenge once and for all. Delay is no longer an option. Denial is no longer an acceptable response. The stakes are too high. The consequences too serious."
Source: Terra Daily