Obama: Republicans are global 'outliers' for denying climate change


Congressional Republicans are the only major party in the world to deny climate change, President Obama said in his final press conference of the year Friday.

Republicans are the "only major party in the advanced world that effectively denies climate change," Obama said. They are an "outlier" among the nations. He said other right-wing governments "might not like immigrants, for example, but they admit ... the science tells us we have to do something about climate change."

When asked if he was embarassed by the GOP for denying climate change, Obama said, "First of all, I'm not a member of the party." Second, "It didn't stop us from getting things done," noting the climate-change agreement among 196 nations he helped secure Saturday.

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