U.S. President Barack Obama talks about climate change at an Alaska national park in a video he shoots himself with a 'selfie' stick. Rough Cut (No reporter narration.)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama went behind the camera on Wednesday (September 2) in video he shot himself with a 'selfie' stick in front of a glacier in Dillingham, Alaska, as he continues his work to highlight the impact of climate change. He became the first sitting U.S. president on Wednesday to visit a community north of the Arctic Circle. After meeting tribal leaders and fishermen in Dillingham, home to the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery, Obama heads into Kotzebue, an Arctic town of about 3,000 that is battling coastal erosion caused by rising seas. The stops, at the end of a three-day tour of Alaska, are also aimed at cementing Obama's legacy on improving ties with Native Americans. He has also traveled by foot and boat to see glaciers that are quickly receding due to climate change.