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President Obama continues push for clean energy in State of the Union




Wind turbines on Oklahoma wheat field.
Wind turbines on Oklahoma wheat field.
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President Obama's State of the Union Speech on Tuesday night took on a range of issues, from the economy to terrorism, health care to foreign policy.

He also hit on a topic that's been a theme during the course of his presidency— climate change and green tech.

"If anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change," the President said, "Have at it. You’ll be pretty lonely, because you’ll be debating our military, most of America’s business leaders, the majority of the American people, almost the entire scientific community, and 200 nations around the world who agree it’s a problem and intend to solve it."

President Obama has stressed climate change in every single one of his State of the Union speeches, but David Victor, professor at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy, says the President's remarks this time stand out.

"In a speech where he didn't list lots of priorities and details and all the blocking and tackling that goes on in Washington, to put climate change in the center of it was really saying something."

To hear the full interview with David Victor, click the link above.