The EPA recently announced its most aggressive plan ever
to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the United States: 30% by 2030.
Cutting the poisonous greenhouse gas is the first of three objectives outlined in
Obama's Climate Action Plan (CAP)
and forms part of what Obama calls
"a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that's not polluted."
According to The Nature Conservancy, if climate change continues at its current rate,
a quarter of the earth's species could be extinct by the year 2015.