As President Barack Obama emerged as the winner of the presidential race over Mitt Romney Tuesday night, environmentalists offered their initial reactions in statements and over Twitter.
World Resources Institute's Andrew Steer said in a press statement, “With his re-election, President Obama has the opportunity to fulfill the promise of his campaign and tackle the greatest challenges of our generation. At the top of the list should be climate change—which is already taking a serious toll on people, property, resources and the economy."
NRDC Action Fund's Frances Beinecke stated, "The American people chose many candidates who campaigned on renewable sources of energy--starting with President Obama, who took unprecedented actions in the past four years to protect our air and produce clean energy jobs."
In his speech early Wednesday morning, Obama declared, "We want our children to live in an America... that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet."
View the slideshow below to see how environmentalists are reacting to the news that Obama will be president for four more years.