As the issue of climate change is posing an unprecedented number threats to the world, the discrepancy between the beliefs of Democrats and Republicans regarding the problem becomes more and more apparent.
President Obama is stating that the climate change is real and all those who deny it are deluding themselves. He warns of the severe threat posed by the phenomenon, stressing that carbon emissions need to be reduced to prevent a potential catastrophe.
Republicans however, including most the 2016 presidential candidates do not acknowledge that global warming is happening. They identify Obama’s environmental policies as a potential danger to the economy and a waste of federal power. The majority of Republicans that succeed Barrack Obama in the White House are expected to trim down the climate regulations that the president had instituted.
In spite of that, some Republican GOP candidates believe that global warming is real, it’s just that most of them do not see it as an aftermath of human activity. They claim that is not in the power of the country to take steps towards resolving the issue.
Jeb Bush concurred with Mr. Obama about the threat global warming is posing, but he isn’t sure whether the phenomenon is man-made or natural. He adds that scientists first need yet to decide on the matter of global warming before we can take any measures. Bush declared that US carbon emissions are currently much lower than they are in Europe or the Far East.
Barrack Obama declared on Monday: “On this issue, of all issues, there is such a thing as being too late”. The president said that if we are not taking actions as soon as possible we will condemn the future generations to live on a planet that is beyond repair.
The president is scheduled to visit the 20,237 foot tall Mount McKinley, a glacier that is shrinking at an alarming pace, as well as a number of communities in the arctic regions of Alaska threatened by increasing sea levels.
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