President Barack Obama Talks Global Issues In ‘Rolling Stone’

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In next month’s issue of Rolling Stone, the POTUS is making sure that every American in the nation is staying “woke” about the issues surrounding the topic of climate change.

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As he graces the cover with a photo taken in Kotzebue, Alaska, one of the cities where he explores the effects of climate transitions within the environment, Obama expresses how the problem is no longer effecting the future, but is currently happening now. “Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now,” he tells the publication. “We will condemn our children to a planet beyond their capacity to repair: submerged countries, abandoned cities, fields no longer growing.”

As his second term of presidency comes to a fast close, this will be one of many issues that Mr. President has taken head on in hopes of changing it for the better for not only today’s world to benefit, but for many years to come. “If you think about who has been in the forefront of pushing global climate action forward, nobody is in Obama’s league,” vouches former special advisor to the leader of the free world, John Podesta. “The president is entirely focused on this goal,” he continues. With his impact on changes to the economy, immigration, health care, etc., it’ll just be another win for the president if he could bring this issue to a place where it is controllable.

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Rolling Stone also documented Obama’s Alaskan excursion in a nine-minute visual called “Obama’s Climate Crusade” where they follow and discuss the issue at hand. “Part of the reason why I wanted to take this trip was to start making it a little more visceral and to highlight for people that this is not a distant problem that we can keep putting off,” says Obama. “This is something that we have to tackle right now.” Check out the exclusive footage and more about President Obama’s take of action on the issue of climate change below.