President Barack Obama delivered the Commencement Address at the University of California, Irvine on Saturday. President Obama challenged the graduating college students to take on global warming as a cause. He rallied support from young people and slam opponents for denying that climate change is real.
“When President Kennedy … set us on a course for the moon, there were a number of people who made a serious case that it wouldn’t be worth it … but nobody ignored the science. I don’t remember anybody saying that the moon wasn’t there, or that it was made of cheese,” he said.
“Today’s Congress, though, is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change. They will tell you it is a hoax, or a fad.”
“I’m not a scientist either, but we’ve got some really good ones at NASA. I do know that the overwhelming majority of scientists who work on climate change, including some who once disputed the data, have put that debate to rest.”
Watch the speech below.