September 22, 2009
[efoods]A failure to address climate change could create an “irreversible catastrophe,” President Obama warned Tuesday in a speech at the United Nations in which he promised a renewed American commitment to the problem and urged developing nations to do their part in reducing emissions.
“No nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change,” the president said.
Obama said time is “running out” to fix the problem but that, “we can reverse it.”
But the United States has been greeted with skepticism on pledges to advance climate change legislation.
A sweeping climate change bill passed the House this year, but it has been held up in the Senate as health care reform dominates the domestic agenda in Washington.