"Hurricane Sandy may not be as unusual as it used to be. You see higher incidents of flooding. There are some areas where now every time there's a high tide or flood," Obama said in Minneapolis on Thursday. (Agencies)
"And the problem is it's getting worse because, as folks in China, India and other places want to have cars too, and they want to have electricity and the things that we've got, they start building more power plants and they start driving more. All of that adds to more carbon dioxide and it starts compounding," he said.
So this is something the Americans have to deal with, he said.
"Now, the good news is, there are things we can do. So, we doubled fuel efficiency standards on cars. By the middle of the next decade, cars and trucks are going to go twice as far on a gallon of gas. That's going to save you money in your pocketbook, but it's also taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere," Obama further said.
His Administration, the US President said has invested in clean energy.
"Since I came into office, we're producing three times as much energy through wind power and we're producing about 10 times as much energy through solar power, and we're creating jobs here in the United States, folks installing wind turbines and solar panels. So it's good economics and it's also good for the environment," he said amidst wide applause.
"Hurricane Sandy may not be as unusual as it used to be. You see higher incidents of flooding. There are some areas where now every time there's a high tide or flood," Obama said in Minneapolis on Thursday.