I have great pleasure to forward you herewith a response to my message received from the US President Barack Obama. While extending my heartiest thanks to President Obama I deeply appreciate his concern to mitigating the sufferings the human race plus the total ecosystem is now and will be passing through in the future. President Obama has taken some really bold step to containing the climate change effects. Following text of his letter is an useful guideline for action towards encountering the effects of climate change. So I would request you to please publish it in your esteemed column.
Professor M Zahidul Haque
Department of Agricultural Extension & Information System
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Dhaka.The White House
Thank you for writing. Climate change is real, and we have to act now. Its costs can be measured in lost lives and livelihoods, damaged homes and businesses, the deteriorating health of our forests and oceans, and higher prices for insurance and rebuilding after storms. As President, and as a parent, I refuse to condemn our children to a planet that is beyond fixing.
Although no single step can reverse the effects of climate change, we have a moral obligation to lead in this effort. Over the past 8 years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation. We’re generating more clean energy than ever before, and we’re wasting less energy, too. We’re doubling how far our cars and trucks will go on a gallon of gas, and we’re helping families and businesses save billions with more efficient homes, buildings, and appliances.
These actions have created jobs, grown our economy, and made America more energy independent than we’ve been in decades. It’s a good start, but we have to do more. And in the National Climate Assessment, hundreds of experts agreed we have to do it now.
Concerns like these are why my Administration developed the Climate Action Plan—a roadmap that includes steps to cut carbon pollution, prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change already on the way, and continue American leadership in international efforts to combat global climate change. As part of this Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency developed commonsense carbon pollution standards for power plants which, by 2030, would reduce dangerous emissions from the power sector by 30 percent.
Even as we cut our carbon pollution, we must prepare for the effects of climate change we can no longer avoid, such as more frequent and severe heat waves, droughts, wildfires, storms, and floods. My Administration is striving to build stronger communities and infrastructure, protect critical sectors of our economy and natural resources, and use sound science to better understand and manage these impacts. We’re also working with our international partners to ensure other countries step up and reduce their carbon pollution. To learn more, please visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/Climate-Change.
Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts. When our children’s children look us in the eyes and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, I want us to be able to say yes, we did.