Obama Issues Dire Warning Over Climate Change

A week after signing off on a new round of offshore drilling off the coast of Alaska, President Obama on Wednesday delivered his most direct and dire warning yet about the threats we face from climate change. Addressing a group of graduates at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, the president noted that the Cadets "are part of the first generation of officers to begin their service in a world where the effects of climate change are so clearly upon us." Obama added, "This is not just a problem for countries on the coasts, or for certain regions of the world. We need to act – and we need to act now."