Barack Obama Calls Out "Climate Change Deniers in Congress"


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President Obama isn't exactly a firebrand -- especially when it comes to climate issues. He's been pretty detached on the issue, keeping his distance even as clean energy and climate legislation triumphantly passed the House of Reps, then crashed and burned in the Senate. So it was a little surprising to hear him finally lash out a bit against those who would fly in the face of science to promote their agendas in Congress:

"There are climate change deniers in Congress and when the economy gets tough, sometimes environmental issues drop from people's radar screens ... But I don't think there's any doubt that unless we are able to move forward in a serious way on clean energy that we're putting our children and our grandchildren at risk. So that's not yet done."

Get the whole report on Obama's speech at Talking Points Memo

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