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Obama calls for action on climate change to protect national parks

President Obama used the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service to call for action on climate change, warning that rising temperatures and seas could destroy some of America’s treasures. 

{mosads}”As we look ahead, the threat of climate change means that protecting our public lands and waters is more important than ever,” Obama said in his weekly address.

“Rising temperatures could mean no more glaciers in Glacier National Park. No more Joshua Trees in Joshua Tree National Park. Rising seas could destroy vital ecosystems in the Everglades, even threaten Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.”

Obama said American’s should have “foresight and faith in our future” to do what it takes to protect national parks and the planet “for generations to come.” 

“Because these parks belong to all of us.  And they’re worth celebrating – not just this year, but every year.”

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