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Obama: 'Climate Change Is A Fact'

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Obama touted the U.S.'s record on reducing carbon emissions, but said that the country could to more to curb climate change.

"Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth. But we have to act with more urgency – because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods," he said. "That’s why I directed my administration to work with states, utilities, and others to set new standards on the amount of carbon pollution our power plants are allowed to dump into the air."