Obama To Give Climate Change Speech In Florida

With Florida’s rising sea levels and freshwater areas declining and Florida’s plant and animal life is in ever increasing danger, President Barack Obama’s scheduled climate change speech today in Florida is what Earth Day is all about. Obama’s climate change speech, is set for 3:55 p.m. today, and will be streamed online.

President Obama will travel to the Sunshine State to tour Florida’s swamps, and to talk about his plans to make final the United States’ role in curbing greenhouse gas coming from power plants, as well as to get support for his plans for formulating a global deal to help lessen carbon pollution. He will also tour Florida’s swamps.

Climate Change Speech Part of Push for 2016 Presidential Race

Besides giving his Earth Day climate change speech during Florida travels, Obama plans to talk about the way his plans to help get rid of it differ from those of the Republicans. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has cautioned other nations that future presidents could decide to reverse any regulation that President Obama has put into place.

When it comes to some of the Republican’s ideas on climate change, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, has reportedly announced that he doesn’t believe that people are what are causing climate changes. In addition, the former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, also thinking about running for president in 2016, has reportedly said that he believes the problems with the economy outweigh his worries regarding climate change.

Local Issues Affect Climate Change Argument

Republican Governor Rick Scott is another politician, and he has been chastised for not using the term “climate change.” However, on Tuesday he implored the federal government to more quickly fund a Florida project to restore the Everglades. Florida itself has spent nearly two billion dollars in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project, which is twice what the federal government has spent.

Some Americans Reject Climate Change as Local Issue

According to Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, most Americans reject climate change as something to worry about here in the U.S., and see it as a faraway issue that affects other places and not their own everyday lives. He added that a survey of Americans shows that only four percent say they hear their friends, neighbors or acquaintances talking about climate change. This will be the first time President Obama has made any travel to the Everglades, so his Earth Day climate change speech will be extra special. He plans to connect his climate change speech with the problems that the state of Florida is having in trying to protect its wetlands and the Everglades area, to the bigger problems all around the United States regarding climate change.

Appreciate the beauty of nature and the world outside on Earth Day 2015; Catemaco in south of the Mexican state of Veracruz is perfect for an outdoorsy adventure in its lushly green rainforests: