Obama Talks Climate Change, Russia, Planned Parenthood

President Obama expressed confidence Tuesday that the world’s nations can soon strike a global climate change agreement, including “legally binding” targets designed to forge a “low-carbon global economy” in the century ahead.

The president also told reporters that he and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin continues to be at odds over Russian support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad, and he said that last week’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood office in Colorado again shows the need for sensible gun laws.

While condemning the shooting, Obama also criticized some of “rhetoric” surrounding Planned Parenthood and abortion. While there is a “legitimate, honest debate” about abortion in the United States, Obama said, people should make sure that “we’re talking about it factually, accurately, and not demonizing organizations like Planned Parenthood.”

ABC’s Karen Travers is in Washington D.C.