Posts Tagged ‘President

18
Sep
14

A Leader Who Cares About Climate Change? That’s President Obama

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Coral Davenport: U.S. Moves To Reduce Global Warming Emissions

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a series of moves aimed at cutting emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. The White House has secured voluntary agreements from some of the nation’s largest companies to scale down or phase out their use of HFCs, which are factory-made gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Red Bull, Kroger, Honeywell and DuPont, the company that invented fluorinated refrigerants, have agreed to cut their use and replace them with climate-friendly alternatives.

Over all, the administration estimated that the agreements announced on Tuesday would reduce cumulative global consumption of HFCs by the equivalent of 700 million metric tons of carbon dioxide through 2025. That is about 1.5 percent of the world’s 2010 greenhouse gas emissions, or the same as taking 15 million cars off the road for 10 years. “Every drumbeat in this symphony helps. It drives it along. This is part of that drumbeat,” said Durwood Zaelke, president of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, a research organization. “The benefits from cutting non-CO2 come much faster,” he added. “CO2 is like a supertanker – you can stop it, but it keeps drifting for a long time. Cutting HFCs are like stopping a steamboat. You stop it and that’s that.”

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18
Sep
14

Rise and Shine

The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, visits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, September 17,2014

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Today (all times Eastern)

10:45: The President participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony

12:30: White House press briefing

2:0: The President meets with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

3:55: Attends a DNC fundraiser, Washington DC

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 The First Lady at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis yesterday:

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MoooOOOooorning again! I’m frankly overwhelmed by the excited reaction to my stick people – fear not, there will be more later.

17
Sep
14

Kids Love President Obama

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President Barack Obama leans over to allow Caleb Edwin, right, touch his hair during his visits to a first grade classroom at Gen. Clarence Tinker elementary school at MacDill Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama reaches over to touch the spiked hair on Blake Diego, during his visits to a first grade class at Gen. Clarence Tinker elementary school at MacDill Air Force Base

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17
Sep
14

President Obama At MacDill Air Force Base

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 President Barack Obama speaks at US Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama sits next to Commander of Central Command Gen. Lloyd Austin III during in a briefing from top military leaders while at U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida

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President Barack Obama participates in a briefing from top military leaders while visiting U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base. From L-R are: United States Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Obama, Commander of Central Command Gen. Lloyd Austin III and U.S. Special Operations Commander Joseph Votel.

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President Barack Obama greets members of the military upon his arrival at MacDill Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama greets Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Central Command, as he arrives at MacDill Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama touches the spiked hair style of a child while visiting the Clarence Tinker elementary school children while at MacDill Air Force Base

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16
Sep
14

President delivers remarks at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

4:05 EDT: The President delivers remarks at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

15
Sep
14

President Obama Awards The Medal Of Honor To Two Heroes

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Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins salutes after President Barack Obama awards him the Medal of Honor for actions during the Vietnam War

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President Barack Obama applauds at right after presenting the Medal of Honor for Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat to his brother William Sloat, left, in the East Room of the White House. Donald P. Sloat of Coweta, Okla., was killed in action on Jan. 17, 1970, at age 20. While on patrol, a soldier in his squad triggered a hand grenade trap that had been placed in their path by enemy forces. According to the White House, Sloat picked up the live grenade, initially to throw it away. When he realized it was about to detonate, he shielded the blast with his own body in order to save the lives of his fellow soldiers

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