Ashley Alman huffingtonpost.com President Barack Obama is standing firm behind climate researchers warning against the continued burning of fossil fuels, saying, "science is science." Obama said there's "no doubt" the planet will see a rise in average temperature if we burn through all of the fossil fuels currently in the ground. His comments came in an interview that will air Monday as part of the final episode of Showtime's "Years of Living Dangerously." "Over the course of the next several decades, we’re going to have to build a ramp from how we currently use energy to where we need to use energy," Obama said, according to interview highlights featured in Thomas L. Friedman's opinion piece published in The New York Times on Sunday. "And we’re not going to suddenly turn off a switch and suddenly we’re no longer using fossil fuels, but we have to use this time wisely, so that you have a tapering off of fossil fuels replaced by clean energy sources that are not releasing carbon." Friedman asked whether Obama ever wants to "go off" on climate change deniers in Congress:
“Yeah, absolutely,” the president said with a laugh. “Look, it’s frustrating when the science is in front of us. ... We can argue about how. But let’s not argue about what’s going on. The science is compelling. ... The baseline fact of climate change is not something we can afford to deny.
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