In his inaugural address US President Barack Obama’s surprised many commentators by focusing on fighting climate change.
He said: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”
“We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise,” Obama said. “That’s how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure – our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God.”
In a fascinating follow-up to the speech National Geographic asked experts what could the President reasonably do to deliver on that promise? Here are 10 of their suggestions.
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