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Obama says climate change is make-or-break issue

June 30, 2013 • Business


President Barack Obama gestures during a speech on climate change, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Georgetown University in Washington. Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to frame climate change as a make-or-break political issue, urging Americans to vote only for those who will protect the country from environmental harm.

He says people in the United States already are paying a price for climate change, including in lost lives and hundreds of billions of dollars.

“If you agree with me, I’ll need you to act,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “Remind everyone who represents you, at every level of Login to read more

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