President Barack Obama arrived in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday. He got straight down to business and delivered valuable, long-awaited remarks at the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER for short).
His speech was peppered with insightful, astounding facts and an aching of urgency. His words were a call to action, hopefully inspiring concrete, lasting change throughout the Arctic.
Referencing climate change deniers, he stated a favorite quote of the evening: "Those who want to ignore the science, they are increasingly alone. They’re on their own shrinking island." Read the full transcript at the Alaska Dispatch News.