Demand that President Barack Obama tell Americans how he plans to address the climate crisis.
Although Barack Obama sprinkled his speeches with mentions of energy and climate, he remained stubbornly silent on the immediate and profound task of phasing out a carbon-based economy. His failure to connect the dots and do the math imperils our nation and prevents the development of a national and global plan to respond to the most urgent challenge of our era. It's time for his climate silence to end.
Our interactive graph depicts select major statements related to climate change by President Obama dating back to the 2008 presidential campaign. Please view the data page for a comprehensive list of his statements and our methodology.
"I implore you to explain how you will address the growing climate crisis as President re-elect, not only for the Americans being affected right now, but for the sake of future generations, including your children."