Obama takes to the golf course following energy summit with Argentine President Mauricio Macri who says the former president owed him a round a day

Obama takes to the golf course following energy summit with Argentine President Mauricio Macri who says the former president owed him a round a day

9:46 BST, 7 October 2017/ Updated: 14:56 BST, 8 October 2017 - Former President Barack Obama took to the links in Argentina with the Argentine Mauricio Macri on Saturday

Former President Barack Obama was golfing in Argentina with Argentine President Mauricio Macri. Obama is in the country for the Green Environment Summit.

On Saturday Obama golfed with Marci at the course owned by the president's brother Golf Club de Bella Vista after delivering a speech on clean energy the day before after arriving on a private plane.

Macri said Obama owed him a golf match since the former president hadn't been in the country for a year and a half.  Macri also played with Donald Trump before he was elected president. 

 

Obama and Marci are expected to discuss 'informally and privately' the challenges ahead now that Argentina will hold the G20 Summit in 2018. 

Obama told an audience of government ministers, business leaders and young environmental activists that we have the means to change the planet. 'This is no longer speculation, this is no longer an issue that we can put off, this is firmly in the present.'

'If we take advantage of this critical time, we have the chance to slow and even stop a trend that could be disastrous,' Obama said according to Phys.org. 

'We cannot condemn our children and their children to a future they cannot repair,' said Obama, who signed the Paris Climate Accord agreement that President Donald Trump declined to sign off on. 

'We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change but we're also the last generation that can do something about it.'

Despite America not partaking in the Paris accord he said, 'the good news is that the United States will hit its targets despite a different approach by the incoming administration.

'Because so much of what we did is now embedded in our economy and in our culture, because our states and cities, our universities, our largest companies, have made it clear that they will keep pushing forward for the sake of future generations.'

 

 
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