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Climate Change Is Not a Joke

Posted: 09/24/2012 6:20 pm

"And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet, because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They are a threat to our children's future." -- President Barack Obama on September 6, 2012

President Obama made crystal clear his commitment to combat climate change when he characterized rising temperatures "as a threat to our children's future" during his speech accepting the nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

President Obama takes climate change seriously, while Mitt Romney makes jokes.

Obama moved forward with clean car standards that will cut carbon pollution by in half by 2025 and save consumers like you and me at least $2,000-3000 at the pump over the life of our car.

Romney promised to repeal those standards.

Under Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency moved forward with setting landmark carbon limits for power plants, so that for the first time ever builders of new power plants can't dump unlimited amounts of carbon into our air.

Romney would let polluters dump many millions of tons of carbon pollution into the air for free, by reversing these new standards and stopping the EPA from setting any limits at all.

In fact, Romney recently said he agrees that we are helping to warm the planet, but that he doesn't think he should do anything about it.

Obama gets it. And we think he gets it in part because Americans, many of you among them, sent over three million comments in support of the steps he's taken to reduce air pollution. That record-setting public support for climate action has clearly gotten through, thanks to your help.

So help us make this November's choice clear... Share this video with friends, family and community to let them know that we're fighting for our future, and for our children's future.

President Obama wants to make our air safer to breath, hold polluters accountable and make them pay for their waste just as the rest of us do. President Obama wants to unleash clean energy innovation, restore our natural resources, build American prosperity, and confront climate change. He is getting my vote and I hope yours too.

 

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