FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2013
President Obama Calls for Action on Climate Change in Inaugural Speech
Statement from Defenders of Wildlife President Jamie Rappaport Clark:
“Climate change is the most pressing environmental challenge of our time and President Obama is to be commended for embracing this challenge head on. His leadership is critical; we must act now to slow the spread of greenhouse gases and help our communities and wildlife adapt to a warming world.
“The recent catastrophic weather events we have all witnessed are the best evidence that this is an urgent matter that needs to be addressed right now. We stand with the president in supporting a comprehensive response to these impacts, from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to protecting and restoring our forests, rivers, and wetlands to help them better withstand the warming of our planet so they can continue to provide us shelter, water, flood protection and other critical benefits. Future generations and the wildlife we share our planet with depend on it.”