Obama at COP26: America is «back»

«The thing we have going for us is that humanity has done hard things before. I believe we can do hard things again. … I guarantee you every victory will be incomplete. Sometimes we will be forced to settle for imperfect compromises. But at least they advance the ball down the field.»

Former President Obama told the COP26 conference Monday that the «U.S. is back» and «once again engaged» in leading the fight against climate change, following four years of «hostility toward climate science» from the Trump administration.

Driving the news: Obama said he «wasn’t really happy» with former President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. But despite Trump’s actions, Obama said, local and state governments, along with regulations from his administration, «allowed our country to keep moving forward.»

  • «So despite four years of active hostility toward climate science coming from the very top of our federal government, the American people managed to still meet our original commitment under the Paris agreement,» he said.
  • «[N]ow, with President Biden and his administration rejoining the agreement, the U.S. government is once again engaged and prepared to take a leadership role.»


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