Obama Attributes Wildfires To Climate Change – Abc News

Obama forgives student loans Obama, speaking at a fundraiser Tuesday, offered federal help to deal with Washington’s wildfire, the largest in the state’s history. He said Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Craig Fugate had authorized an emergency declaration to ensure electrical power. Obama has asked Congress for $615 million in emergency spending to fight Western wildfires. He said spending on such fires has increased over the years. He says, “A lot of it has to do with drought, a lot of it has to do with changing precipitation patterns and a lot of that has to do with climate change.” Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
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Obama Take Heed: Aussies Repeal ‘Economy Killer’ Carbon Tax – Yahoo News

Gabriel Alvarez concluded in a detailed study that should the U.S. follow a similar path, it would lose at least 2.2 jobs for every one green job created. In choosing growth over green ambition, Australia and Japan , both of which have backpedaled on measures aimed at curbing emissions, citing economic hardship. In all these countries, the common concern is growth and employment; the U.S. is something of an outlier in dismissing such issues.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-heed-aussies-repeal-economy-094500763.html

Obama Declares Washington Wildfire Emergency – ABC News

Across the board, the relationship has been good, although there are disagreements, he added. “There is some concern, at present, about some policies at the Indonesian end about control of foreign investment. But this is the usual sort of push-and-pull in trade and investment matters between many countries and, in that area as well, the relationship is currently a strong and good one, McCawley said. There is, of course, the question now whether a new president brings changes of policies. But there is no sign that the new president is likely to do anything other than to continue this relationship.” Obama has tried to cultivate a closer U.S. relationship with incumbent President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as part of his administrations rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region.
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Obama Seeks Stronger Ties With Widodo, Indonesia

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Obama, Dutch leader say Russia faces further costs over Ukraine – Yahoo News

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Obama fundraises for Dems, demands GOP cooperation – Yahoo News

The fire is being blamed for one death. Rob Koczewski, 67, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday while he and his wife were hauling water and digging fire lines near their home. Gov. Jay Inslee said Obama called Koczewski’s wife to express his condolences. More than 2,100 firefighters and support crew are involved with fighting the fire, Payne said.
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