President Obama urged the world to act on climate change to fight Islamic terrorism.
What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world, than marshaling our best efforts to save it?
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He also warned of a dark future if we continue to ignore the threat.
The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other. This is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet. It is a fact that our nations share a sense of urgency about this challenge and a growing realization that is is within our power to do something about it.
Paris and China’s presidents also spoke about the greater threat climate change poses.
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François Hollande: As a result of global warming, there will be migrations that will create more refugees than wars have in the past.
Xi Jinping: Our presence shows that terrorism cannot hold back mankind’s efforts to address climate change and pursue a better future.
Obama then blamed the United States for causing climate change.
I’ve come here personally as the leader of the world’s largest economy and the second largest emitter to say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it.
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