用户名: 密码: 验证码:    注册 | 忘记密码?
首页|听力资源|每日听力|网络电台|在线词典|听力论坛|下载频道|部落家园|在线背单词|双语阅读|在线听写|普特网校

【美国总统演讲】2015.10.24保护地球造福后代

2015-10-26    来源:whitehouse    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

 

 美国总统奥巴马每周演讲2015.10.24

保护地球 造福子孙后代

 
Weekly Address: Protecting our Planet for Future Generations
 
华盛顿:在本周的讲话中,奥巴马总统强调了做好环境保护工作的重要性,要为子孙后代保护好地球。自就任总统以来就一直以保护美国的生态为要务。他一再强调,没有什么比气候变化能对我们的未来造成更大的威胁,因此,他已经在国内采取了大量大胆的举措,并通过海外合作鼓励其它国家加入进来。在他的讲话中,他力促国会为“陆地和水域保护基金”重新授权并提供全面的资金支持,该组织在过去的半个世纪里保护了超过500万英亩的土地,这些工作没有花纳税人一分钱。而国会的共和党人不顾两党的共同支持,终止了这个项目。最后他提醒我们所有人都要作出努力,共同应对气候变化,提高清洁能源使用量,提高能源利用效率,将更干净、更稳定的生态环境留给我们的子孙后代。
 
WASHINGTON, DC — In this week's address, the President laid out the importance of serving as good stewards of the environment and maintaining the planet for generations to come.  Since taking office the President has prioritized protecting the places that make America special.  He has repeatedly said that no challenge poses a greater threat to our future than a changing climate, which is why he’s taken bold actions at home and encouraged historic action abroad on the issue.  In his address, he encouraged Congress to reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund which has protected more than 5 million acres of land for more than half a century, without costing taxpayers a dime.  Republicans in Congress let the fund expire despite strong bipartisan support. And he reminded us that we all have to do our part to address climate change, promote clean energy and energy efficiency, and ensure a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. 
 
 
Remarks of President Barack Obama
Weekly Address
The White House
October 24, 2015
 
 
Hi, everybody.  Our country is home to some of the most beautiful God-given landscapes in the world.  We’re blessed with natural treasures – from the Grand Tetons to the Grand Canyon; from lush forests and vast deserts to lakes and rivers teeming with wildlife.  And it’s our responsibility to protect these treasures for future generations, just as previous generations protected them for us. 
 
Since taking office, I’ve set aside more than 260 million acres of public lands and waters – more than any President in history.  Last month, we announced that 11 states had come together with ranchers, and industry groups to protect a threatened species – the sage grouse – without jeopardizing local economies.  Two weeks ago, we announced that we’re creating one new marine sanctuary on the Potomac River in Maryland, and another along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin – part of unprecedented efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes.  We also joined a coalition of countries cracking down on illegal fishing that threatens jobs and food security around the globe. And I’m going to keep protecting the places that make America special, and the livelihoods of those who depend on them. 
 
We’ll also keep doing what we can to prevent the worst effects of climate change before it’s too late.  Over the past six years, we’ve led by example, generating more clean energy and lowering our carbon emissions.  Our businesses have stepped up in a big way, including just this past week.  Some of our biggest companies made new commitments to act on climate – not just because it’s good for the planet, but because it’s good for their bottom line. 
 
This is how America is leading on the environment.  And because America is leading by example, 150 countries, representing over 85% of global emissions, have now laid out plans to reduce their levels of the harmful carbon pollution that warms our planet.  And it gives us great momentum going into Paris this December, where the world needs to come together and build on these individual commitments with an ambitious, long-term agreement to protect this Earth for our kids. 
 
Now Congress has to do its job.  This month, even as Republicans in Congress barely managed to keep our government open, they shut down something called the Land and Water Conservation Fund.  For more than half a century, this fund has protected more than 5 million acres of land – from playgrounds to parks to priceless landscapes – all without costing taxpayers a dime.  Nearly every single county in America has benefited from this program.  It has bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate.  Republicans in Congress should reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund without delay.
 
After all, as Pope Francis reminds us so eloquently, this planet is a gift from God – and our common home.  We should leave it to our kids in better shape than we found it. 
 
Thanks, and have a great weekend. 


顶一下
(82)
98.8%
踩一下
(1)
1.2%
手机上普特 m.putclub.com 手机上普特
[责任编辑:xiaodu]
------分隔线----------------------------
发表评论 查看所有评论
请自觉遵守互联网政策法规,严禁发布色情、暴力、反动的言论。
评价:
表情:
用户名: 密码: 验证码:
  • 推荐文章
  • 资料下载
  • 讲座录音
普特英语手机网站
用手机浏览器输入m.putclub.com进入普特手机网站学习
查看更多手机学习APP>>