EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) _ President Barack Obama says the Florida Everglades illustrate the dangers posed by climate change and said the warming of the planet cannot be denied.
He says rising sea levels threaten South Florida aquifers and calls on Congress to provide money for a land and water protection fund.
He says action on climate change can no longer be delayed and can be addressed with political will.
Obama spoke after touring the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park.
Obama used Earth Day to warn that climate change is already inflicting damage on the nation’s environmental treasures.