Speaking at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York, President Obama “declared climate change the threat that will ‘define the contours of this century more than any other.’” ABC News,
The White House also unveiled an Executive Order the president will sign requiring government agencies to take climate change into account when funding international development work. The administration also said it was providing new tools – including improved NASA satellite data, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorological forecasting tools and other measures — to help poorer, developing communities manage the impact of climate change.
Obama warned the U.S. cannot solve the crisis alone.
“We will do our part. We will help developing nation’s do theirs. But we can only succeed combating climate change if we are joined by every nation, developed and developing alike. Nobody gets a pass,” he said.