Next week, Obama will burn thousands of gallons of jet fuel flying Air Force One to Alaska to talk about climate change.
The Washington Post reports:
Obama says Alaska trip next week will highlight climate change
President Obama said in his weekly radio address that he will travel to Alaska next week to highlight the effects of climate change, but he defended his decision to allow oil drilling to go ahead off the state’s Arctic coast.
The president said that Alaskans are already living with the effects of climate change, including rising sea levels, more frequent and extensive forest fires, melting glaciers, bigger storm surges and “some of the swiftest shoreline erosion in the world.” He said that without action temperatures in Alaska could rise six to 12 degrees by the end of the century.
Here he is, announcing his plan: