Gallery: President Obama Says Climate Change Will Be a Campaign Issue


During President Obama’s first term in office, observers have noted that the terms “global warming” and “climate change” have gradually been scrubbed from the president’s vocabulary. Since the start of the Republican primary, Obama has framed “green jobs” mostly in the context of the economy, and he has avoided any mention of climate change. He didn’t even mention it in his 2011 State of the Union address. But in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Obama expressed concern that we aren’t doing enough to combat global warming, and he predicted that climate change would become a bigger part of the presidential campaign.

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