Obama Speaks on Climate Change at Georgetown
President Barack Obama outlined his administration’s comprehensive action plan to deal with climate change in a landmark speech at Georgetown University June 25. Obama addressed a small crowd and media from the steps of the Old North Building where George Washington and other presidents as recently as Bill Clinton have spoken.
Obama thanked supporters, government leaders and “the Hoyas in the house” and launched into a vigorous defense of his view on global warming -- outside in the humid heat of a Washington, D.C., summer afternoon. He outlined specifics on the Keystone pipeline question and sought to curb carbon pollution from power plants.