As President, and as a parent, I refuse to condemn our children to a planet that’s beyond fixing. The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But a low-carbon, clean energy economy can be an engine of growth for decades to come. America will build that engine. America will build the future. A future that’s cleaner, more prosperous, and full of good jobs – a future where we can look our kids in the eye and tell them we did our part to leave them a safer, more stable world.
— Excerpt from this Saturday’s weekly address by President Obama, explaining why he strongly supports taking action to address the climate crisis. The Environmental Protection Agency, with Obama’s support, is set to announce new rules limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants this coming Monday.