President Obama Tours Alaska to Shine Spotlight on Climate Change

Posted on September 2, 2015

President Obama in Resurrection Bay

President Obama is touring Alaska to a shine a spotlight on climate change. Obama calls Alaska the frontlines of our fight against climate change.

The president says in an Instagram post that he saw a whale in Resurrection Bay. President Barack Obama also toured Kenai Fjords National Park by boat. He shared an image of a melting mountain ice cap and wrote, "We need to make sure our grandkids can see this."

The President also met with Bear Grylls. He shared a selfie and said, "Glad this was the only Bear I met in the park." Obama will appear on an upcoming episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

President Obama and Bear Grylls in Alaska

You can view more of the photos Obama has shared on his Alaska trip here on Obama explained how a melting Alaska glacier has retreated over the past decades and the pace of the melting is accelerating. Take a look:

Melting glacier in Alaska

Photos: White House

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