United States of America took a stand against climate change with the inaugural address from the President Barack Obama on 21st of January 2013. Furthermore, this new pledge made by the President was not forced, but thought thoroughly after the draft made by the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy on a new climate plan.
As the President said, “knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” it showed his awareness on this overwhelming problem, and his concern that not only those who lead the country have to, but every single citizen.
But this problem didn’t arise from nowhere, and the American people knew exactly what they had to bear due to climate changing. The West wildfire and the Sandy storm destroyed everything in their path which leads to President’s Obama speech. ”Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science,” said the President, knowing that even though there is yet to prove the scientific base, the effects are falling upon the world.
But the plan to create sustainable energy sources is not available only for the United States, but for the entire world. With the support of environmental community, the President will take his plan to international negotiations as well.
The presidential address was only the first step, and just three days later, on 24th of January 2013, Senator Sheldon White-house and Representative Henry Waxman announced the new body that will take matters about the climate change, called Task Force on Climate Change.
Nearly 800,000 people cheered for the President at the National Mall on January 21st, when the President stated, “That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.”
The first step towards the new climate change policies have already been made with the Task Force on Climate Change, and until the next step made personally by the President Barack Obama, there are other campaigns to follow. Inspired by the presidential address, the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Service will hold 2 seminars and five informative sessions with a public character all over the US, to encourage people to take the action into their own hands.