Obama's Inaugural Address: "We Will Respond To The Threat Of Climate Change"

Obama's inaugural address

President Obama vowed to tackle climate change in his second inaugural address today.

"We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations," he said. "Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it."

This isn't the first time Obama has pledged to prioritize climate change. After winning reelection in November, he conceded that he had limited success combating global warming in his first term, but insisted he would take personal charge of the issue in his second term. We here at Popular Science have some ideas for how he can do that.