Obama: U.S. Should Lead Assault on Climate Change

12:20 minutes

This week President Obama announced his plan to tackle climate change, including proposals to regulate gas and coal emissions, and brace the nation for rising seas. David Roberts, who covers energy and climate change for Grist.org, talks about what to expect from the plan—and how much the president can accomplish without the help of Congress.

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David Roberts

David Roberts is staff writer for Vox.com in Seattle, Washington.

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About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.