The Washington Post reports, "South by South Lawn will challenge young leaders to build on our progress toward an America that is more tolerant, fair, and full of opportunities", the White House said in September when the event was announced".
Oscar-winner and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio wasn't shy about his feelings on politicians who deny climate change.
DiCaprio told the White House crowd that the scientific consensus about the dangers of climate change is in, and "the argument is now over".
DiCaprio said that in this "unusual election year" climate change hasn't been discussed often, and he hopes his film will influence voters before the election. She says that while science can provide all the data and numbers, it's ultimately up to people in how they decide to handle the information given to them. The latter development owes much to the Obama Administration, which has set ambitious clean energy goals for the federal government, including the US military.
"I think he'll acknowledge he's insane", Obama added.
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Iwona a young Polish woman said she is participating in the march because "women should have the right to decide about their life".
Dr. Hayhoe said that climate change will continue to amplify weather patterns: longer droughts, hotter and colder temperatures, and more catastrophic storms. "We also have to recognize that this transition is not going to happen overnight, and you're not starting from scratch", he said.
Part of the panel was devoted to Obama and his administration's accomplishments on curbing climate change, including the global agreement reached in Paris in December.
Obama then mentioned his Clean Power Plan (CPP), which he called "the centerpiece of our climate change strategy". It will be released via National Geographic later this month.
"3, we're celebrating that spirit of innovation at South by South Lawn, a White House festival of ideas, art and action".
Obama appears in the documentary, and on Monday, the president reminisced about his transition from being amazed by California's gorgeous, smog-induced sunsets in the 1970s to his administration's concerted effort to curb climate change.