PRIORITIES: While the World Burns Obama focusing on climate change during final months in office
President Obama is turning to climate change in his final months as president — arriving in Honolulu Wednesday night to tout his legacy just 140 days before he leaves office and warning of the “dire” threat to the country.
“Since taking office, I’ve protected more than 548 million acres of our lands and waters for our children and our grandchildren,” Obama told the Pacific Island Conference of Leaders and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress.
“I have to say that Teddy Roosevelt gets the credit for starting the National Parks system, but when you include a big chunk of the Pacific Ocean, we now have actually done more acreage than any other president,” he said. – READ MORE