How President Obama's climate change plan is panning out

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How Obama Has Tackled Climate Change

On Monday, President Barack Obama announced new financial incentives for homeowners and builders to adopt renewable energy technology like solar panels and smart grid technology in order to protect our environment. This isn't the first unprecedented action Obama has taken to tackle climate change -- in fact, he's done more than any other president in the nation's history.

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President Obama's quest to limit the effects of climate change started back in June of 2013. He announced his Climate Action Plan, a series of executive actions aimed at reducing carbon pollution and preparing the US for the effects of climate change. Then in November of that year, Obama announced a National Drought Resilience Partnership in order to help communities be better prepared for future droughts.

Take a peek at renewable energy sources below:

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UNITED STATES Ð AUGUST 26: Wind turbines spin above fields near Carroll, Iowa on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. (Photo by Bill Clark/Getty Images)
Canada, Ontario, Niagara, Hydro Electric Power Station and bridge to the United States. (Photo by: Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images)
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In February of 2014, the Department of Transportation announced public transport agencies would use $55 million to acquire zero-emission buses. That same month, Obama directed the DOT to develop new fuel efficiency standards for medium and high duty vehicles by 2016.

The president even took his climate change initiative to China, making a deal where the U.S. promised to cut carbon emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2025, and China agreed to cut emissions by 2030.

See images from President Obama's initial announcement:

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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03: US President Barack Obama speaks about climate change during an event in the East Room at the White House August 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. President Obama announced a major climate change plan aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's coal-burning power plants. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Solar panels used to generate power outside an office building in Los Angeles, California on August 4, 2015. President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan to slash electricity-generated CO2 emissions was welcomed as a courageous step towards a lower-carbon future, but not yet enough to brake dangerous planet warming. Obama announced August 3 that power plant owners must cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW LONDON, CT - MAY 20: U.S. President Barack Obama gives the keynote address at commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 20, 2015 in New London, Connecticut. Obama used the occasion to speak about the dangers of global warming to both America and international security. This was the 134th commencement exercises at the prestigious academy. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Most recently in August, Obama announced he would limit carbon emissions from all US power plants by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030.

See the countries contributing most to CO2 emissions below:

All of these examples of Obama's efforts to tackle climate change are just the tip of the melting iceberg.

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