What Obama Will Say at Notre Dame About the Environment

Via Flickr

Today President Obama will give the commencement speech to the graduates of Notre Dame. In the advanced copy of Obama's planned remarks, he has a few hopeful words to say about climate and energy, and he called the students to action to help save the planet.Excerpts from Obama's speech:

You are about to enter the next phase of your life at a time of great uncertainty. You will be called upon to help restore a free market that is also fair to all who are willing to work; to seek new sources of energy that can save our planet; to give future generations the same chance that you had to receive an extraordinary education.


We must decide how to save God’s creation from a changing climate that threatens to destroy it. We must seek peace at a time when there are those who will stop at nothing to do us harm, and when weapons in the hands of a few can destroy the many. And we must find a way to reconcile our ever-shrinking world with its ever-growing diversity – diversity of thought, of culture, and of belief.

In short, we must find a way to live together as one human family.

More on President Obama
Obama Challenged on Climate During Turkey Trip
Obama Kills Hydrogen Car Funding

Tags: Energy


treehugger slideshows