Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • (music playing)

  • 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 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.

(music playing)

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

B1 US WhiteHouse alaska climate change climate president whitehouse

President Obama Previews His Upcoming Trip to Alaska

  • 149 17
    Tanya Chen posted on 2016/04/17
Video vocabulary