Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Obama on Climate Change

Here's part of a message he delivered to the Bi-Partisan Governors Global Climate Summit, being held this week in Los Angeles:
Climate change and our dependence on foreign oil, if left unaddressed, will continue to weaken our economy and threaten our national security.

I know many of you are working to confront this challenge. In particular, I want to commend Governor Sebelius, Governor Doyle, Governor Crist, Governor Blagojevich and your host, Governor Schwarzenegger -all of you have shown true leadership in the fight to combat global warming. And we've also seen a number of businesses doing their part by investing in clean energy technologies.

But too often, Washington has failed to show the same kind of leadership. That will change when I take office. My presidency will mark a new chapter in America's leadership on climate change that will strengthen our security and create millions of new jobs in the process.

There are more specifics if you follow the link. There is much work to be done, and this is only the beginning of what will surely be a difficult process in combating climate change, but the President-elect has given us every reason to believe that he recognizes the threat and is extremely serious about overcoming this challenge. I commend him for what seems to be decisive action he is going to take.

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