Obama didn't mince words at his speech to UC Irvine graduates on Saturday. Urging them to combat global warming and not be swayed by 'a stubborn status quo', he argued that rather than killing jobs, tackling global warming will trigger economic opportunities like the space race did in the Kennedy era. "When President Kennedy set us on a course for the moon, there were a number of people who made a serious case that it would be too expensive, that it would take too long," he said. "But nobody ignored the science. I don't remember anyone saying the moon wasn't there, or that it was made of cheese." Take that, climate-change deniers! Read the Los Angeles Times article.
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