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  • The President: Hi everybody.

  • Later this month, I'm going to Alaska.

  • And I'm going because Alaskans are on the front

  • lines of one of the greatest challenges we face

  • this century: climate change.

  • You see, climate change once

  • seemed like a problem for future generations, but for

  • most Americans, it's already a reality.

  • Deeper droughts, longer wildfire seasons,

  • some of our cities even flood at high tide.

  • In Alaska, glaciers are melting.

  • The hunting and fishing upon which generations have depended

  • for the way of life and for their jobs are being threatened.

  • Storm surges once held at bay now endanger entire villages.

  • As Alaskan permafrost melts, some homes are

  • even sinking into the ground.

  • The state's God-given natural treasures are all at risk.

  • When I'm there, I'll meet with Americans who are dealing with

  • climate change every day, and I'll talk with other nations

  • about how we can tackle this challenge together.

  • I hope you'll follow along at Whitehouse.gov/Alaska because

  • what's happening in Alaska isn't just a preview of

  • what will happen to the rest of us if we don't take action,

  • it's our wake up call.

  • The alarm bells are ringing, and as long

  • as I'm President, America will lead the world to

  • meet this threat before it's too late.

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President Obama Previews His Upcoming Trip to Alaska

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    Tanya Chen posted on 2016/04/17
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