2 Chronicles 15:7 states, ‘But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.’ Courageous leadership in the face of opposition is doing the Lord’s work, and President Obama is doing just that!
As the US hurried to submit a revolutionary climate proposal to the UNFCCC in preparation for COP21 Paris, it became apparent that we were leading the charge. While other countries missed the deadline, the US pledged to cut its emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2025, which would instate an immediate freeze on the construction of carbon emmiting coal plants.
Leadership is difficult, but with a faithful, moral agenda as our guide, anything is possible!
By Coral Davenport for The New York Times
WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade.
Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States’ part of an ambitious joint pledge made by Mr. Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in November.
The United States and China are the world’s two largest greenhouse gas polluters. Mr. Obama said the United States would cut its emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2025, while Mr. Xi said that China’s emissions would drop after 2030.