Down Under, Obama Says Climate Threat ‘Cannot Be Denied,’ U.S. Has ‘Responsibility To Lead’

“We need growth that is sustainable,” President Barack Obama said last week 20 minutes into his address to the Australian government. “This includes the clean energy that creates green jobs and combats climate change, which cannot be denied. We see it in the stronger fires, the devastating floods, the Pacific islands confronting rising seas,” Obama continued, talking about climate change in a way he has rarely done in his own country. “And as countries with large carbon footprints, the United States and Australia have a special responsibility to lead.”

(HT Climate Crocks)