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to donald trump's candidacy for president's. also, richard fry of the pew research center shows a new report about the middle class shrinking to a point to it no longer represents the majority of the adult population. a unique method for helping combat veterans cope with the psychological effects of war. plus, we will take your calls and look for your comments on facebook and twitter. washington journal, live every day at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. >> after two weeks of the negotiation's in paris, representatives from nearly 200 countries reached a deal to lower greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to slow the effects of climate change. after it made official by france's foreign minister, president obama spoke from the white house about the deal and
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its implications for the future. reduces carbon pollution and sets the world on a course. a few hours ago we succeeded. together around a strong agreement the world needed. the presidentend and the secretary-general for their leadership and for hosting a successful summit. in, french foreign minister for presiding with patients.
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a special thanks to secretary john kerry, my senior adviser, our chief negotiator, and everyone on their teams for their outstanding work in for making america proud. i also want to thank the people of nearly 200 nations, large and small. developed and developing, for working together to confront a threat to people of all nations. together we have shown what is possible when the world stands as one. today the american people can be proud because this historic agreement is a tribute to american leadership. over the past seven years, we have transformed the united states into the global leader in climate change. in 2009, we helped to salvage a chaotic summit. we then led by example with historic investments in growing
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industries like wind and solar. creating a new and steady stream of middle-class jobs. we have set the first-ever nationwide standards to tangible -- to control the amount of pollution. we have partnered with local leaders who are working to help their communities protect themselves from the most immediate impact of a changing climate. skeptics said these actions would kill jobs. instead, we have seen the longest streak of private-sector job growth in our history. we have driven our economic output to all-time highs while driving our carbon pollution down to the lowest level in nearly two decades. then, with our historic joint announcement with china last year, we showed it was possible to bridge the divide between developing and developed nations
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that had stymied us for so long. that accomplishment encouraged dozens of other nations to set -- ambitiousition climate targets and that was the genesis of the success and press. no one can solve this challenge a loan. no country, no matter how small, can't set on the sidelines. we had to solve it together. , no agreement is perfect, including this one. negotiations involved nearly 200 nations. always challenging. even if all of the initial target set in paris are met, we will only be part of the way there when it comes to reducing carbon from the atmosphere. we cannot be complacent. the problem is not solved because of this. but make no mistake, the paris agreement establishes the and
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during framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis. it creates the architecture for us to continually tackle this problem in an effective way. this agreement is ambitious, committing toion their own specific targets even as we take into account differences among nations. strong system of transparency, including independent assessments to help hold every country accountable for meeting its commitments. advances, this agreement allows progress to give the way for even more ambitious targets over time. we have secured a broader commitment to support the most honorable countries as they economic growth. in short, this agreement will mean less of the carbon pollution that threatens our planet.
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full implementation of this agreement will help delay or avoid some of the worst consequences of climate change and will pave the way for more progress in successive stages over the coming years. moreover, this agreement sends a powerful signal that the world is firmly committed to a low carbon future. that has the potential to unleash innovation and investment in clean energy at a scale we have never seen before. the targets we have set our bold business,owering scientists, engineers, workers, and the private sector, investors to work together, this agreement represents the best chance we have to save the one planet we have got. so, i believe this moment can be a turning point for the world. world hasown that the both the will and the ability to take on this challenge.
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it will not the easy. progress will not always come quick. we cannot be complacent. while our generation will see some of the benefits of building a clean energy economy, jobs created, money saved, we may not live to see the full realization of our achievements. that that is ok. wet matters is that today can be more confident that this planet will be in better shape for the next generation. that is what i care about. i imagine taking my grandkids, if i'm lucky enough to have some, to the park someday and holding their hands and hearing their laughter and watching the quiet sunset, all the while knowing that our work today prevented an alternate future that could have an grim. here and now gave future generations cleaner air in and cleaner water and a more sustainable planet. what could be more important
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than that? today, thanks to strong, principled american leadership, that is a world we will leave to our children. a world that is safer, more secure, more prosperous, more free. and that is our most important mission in our short time here on this earth. thanks. >> here is some reaction to the announcement of the paris climate change agreement. senator james releasing a statement reading in part, what is significant for the united states is that we can expect the administration to cite this agreement as their excuse for establishing emission targets for every sector of the u.s. economy not only including utilities, but petroleum refining, all manufacturing, and
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others. later in the statement, he said he said he would invite other officials to testify early next year to assess the senate roll and explain what exactly this final agreement means for the american people. from hawaii senator who attended the talks in paris and two is a member of the senate climate "this is anforce, historic moment, when the international community finally takes responsibility for climate change in a minute -- in a meaningful way. this is a global problem that cannot be solved by nations acting alone. we must come together, and we did" >> all persons having business, drawn near and give their attention. c-span'say, on landmark cases.
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