Los Angeles Times | August 30, 2015 | 2:23 PM
North America’s tallest peak is getting a new name.
President Obama will announce Monday that his administration is officially redesignating Alaska’s Mt. McKinley as Denali, the original name for the 20,237-foot-high mountain given by the area’s Alaskan native population.
A new report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed that the economy grew at a much faster pace in the second quarter than in the first, as consumers spent more and businesses invested more than previously estimated.
At this time in the global economy, it is essential that we continue to do everything we can to maintain America’s domestic economic momentum — including avoiding a return to fiscal brinksmanship or unnecessary austerity by passing an on-time budget that reverses the sequester, increasing investments in infrastructure as part of a long-term transportation reauthorization, and other steps to foster long-term growth.
In this week’s address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between 6 and 12 degrees by the end of the century.
In his address, the President spoke to ways in which we can address these challenges, including the transition away from fossil fuels to more renewable energy sources like wind and solar, an effort in which America is already leading. And he stressed that while our economy still has to rely on oil and gas during that transition, we should rely more on domestic production than importing from foreign countries who do not have the same environmental or safety standards as the United States.
The President looked forward to his upcoming trip, and promised that while he is in office, America will lead the world to meet the threat of climate change before it’s too late.
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