Just before noon Eastern time, President Barack Obama was (ceremonially) sworn in to his second term of office.
His second inaugural address was strong in its embrace of progressive values -- gay rights, addressing poverty, opposing gun violence, stopping voting restrictions. You can read the whole thing here.
Obama's message, at its broadest, was that America is built and progresses through united action. That our government must actually be "of the people." In that vein, the president devoted a paragraph to climate change.
We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries -- we must claim its promise. That's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure -- our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.