The fast developing economies of India and China are adding to the emission of carbon dioxide, US President Barack Obama has said asking Americans to be ready and adopt more and more green technologies.
“Hurricane Sandy may not be as unusual as it used to be. You see higher incidents of flooding. Coastal states like Florida, there are neighborhoods where now every time there’s a high tide there’s a flood in these neighborhoods,” Obama said in Minneapolis on Thursday.
“And the problem is it’s getting worse because, as folks in China and India and other places they want to have cars too, and they want to have electricity and the things that we’ve got, they start building more power plants and they start driving more. All of that adds to more carbon dioxide and it starts compounding,” he said. So this is something the Americans have to deal with, he said.
“Now, the good news is, there are things we can do. So, we doubled fuel efficiency standards on cars. By the middle of the next decade, cars and trucks are going to go twice as far on a gallon of gas.
That’s going to save you money in your pocketbook, but it’s also taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere,” Obama said.
- Soon You Could Get Plastic Currency Notes: Find Out More
- Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor Starrer Befikre Gets A Thumbs Up
- Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Response Over Various Issues Regarding Demonetisation
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Writes To West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
- Bigg Boss 10 December 8 Review: Swami Om Feels Cheated, lashes Out At Gaurav For Jail Punishment
- South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Impeached Over Corruption Scandal
- Former Air Chief SP Tyagi Arrested In VVIP Chopper Scam
- After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya’s Twitter Account Hacked
- Find Out What PM Narendra Modi Told Cabinet Over Demonetisation Decision
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh Assures Safety Of All Tourists Stranded On Havelock Island
- Government To Waive Service Tax On Debit, Credit Card Transactions Of Up To Rs 2,000
- President Pranab Mukherjee Criticises Parliament Disruptions Over Demonetisation
- Pakistan International Airlines Flight Carrying Over 40 Passenger On Board Crashes
- Shah Rukh Khan On Raees Clash With Kaabil: It’s Impossible To Have A Solo Release In India
- US-President Elect Donald Trump Named TIME’s Person Of The Year 2016
His Administration, the US President said has invested in clean energy.
“Since I came into office, we’re producing three times as much energy through wind power and we’re producing about 10 times as much energy through solar power, and we’re creating jobs here in the United States, folks installing wind turbines and solar panels.
So it’s good economics and it’s also good for the environment,” he said amidst wide applause.
“Most recently what I’ve done is, I’ve said about 40 per cent of the carbon that we emit comes from power plants. So, what we’ve said is, through the Environmental Protection Agency, we’re going to set standards,” he said.