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.

“This administration has done more than any other to cut U.S. emissions and take advantage of the emerging opportunities of a low-carbon future. But, we need leaders to come together at local, state and national levels – and across political boundaries – to respond. America should lead by protecting our communities and mobilizing an ambitious global response to climate change.”

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