Obama spoke at the Brandenburg Gate yesterday; 100,000 people were expected, 200,000 showed up.

This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. Let us resolve that all nations — including my own — will act with the same seriousness of purpose as has your nation, and reduce the carbon we send into our atmosphere. This is the moment to give our children back their future. This is the moment to stand as one.

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Not to kvetch, but can we please stop talking about “saving the planet”? Let’s talk about saving our own asses.

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