WASHINGTON, DC - Climate change "is not a problem for another generation," President Obama said Wednesday during an Earth Day address in Baltimore. "This is a problem now."
The president outlined a series of taxes he has pushed to restrict capitalism and promote "free money" for the disadvantaged.
The recent racial unrest is a prime example of the damage that can be wrought by rising global temperatures, Obama said after a tour of Baltimore, Maryland, the scene of recent violent racial unrest.
"If we don't act," he said, "there may not be a Baltimore as we know it."
Obama called 2014 the planet's warmest year recorded and said 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have resulted in racial unrest.