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Today, on Earth Day, President Obama delivered remarks from the Florida Everglades on the impacts of climate change and how the administration is responding.

Following is a statement from Sam Adams, director, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute:

“The message for Earth Day is clear: We need to do more to protect our lands and our communities from the impacts of climate change. From sea-level rise in Florida to drought in California, the reality is that climate change is no longer a distant threat.

Poverty alleviation and environmental protection have historically moved on parallel tracks. This year’s Earth Day highlights a new direction: Its theme is global citizenship, with a goal of economic growth and sustainability.

米国人が使う「now you’re talking(そうだね)」というあいづちの裏には、「ようやく本気を出したね」という意味が込められている。気候変動対策に本腰を入れるとは、言葉による約束を実行に移すということであり、それも思い切った策でなければならない。



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