Clinton Says Climate Threat Demands Action Now

President urges action on reducing power plant pollution citing new study that climate changes poses threat to US economy.

Published: 11-Nov-2000

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Clinton on Saturday called for new strategies to cut pollution from power plants in order to better fight global warming, saying a new three-year study showed climate change poses serious risks to the U.S. economy and environment.

Clinton, in an address broadcast over the Internet two days before the start of a key international climate change conference in The Hague, said the nation faced increasing risks from warming temperatures and chaotic weather.

"Scientists project that continued growth in greenhouse gas emissions could raise temperatures across the country by five to nine degrees over the next 100 years," Clinton said.

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