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President Barack Obama Has A Facebook Page And He's Calling Action On Climate Change

10/11/2015 08:19 | Updated 10 November 2015

Fact 1: President Obama finally has a Facebook page.

Fact 2: The White House garden is actually a national park.

Fact 3: Obama likes watching squirrels.

While obviously the last one is the most important, it is the first that has taken hold the most recently.

The page has all the big things backdated - his birth, marriage and political highlights (y'know the whole president thing) - but his first new post is all about Climate Change.

Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page. I hope you’ll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations about the most important issues facing our country – a place where you can hear directly from me, and share your own thoughts and stories. (You can expect some just-for-fun stuff, too.)I’m kicking it off by inviting you to take a walk with me in my backyard – something I try to do at the end of the day before I head in for dinner. I say this often, but that’s because it’s always at the front of my mind: We’ve got to preserve this beautiful planet of ours for our kids and grandkids. And that means taking serious steps to address climate change once and for all. Now, we've made a lot of progress to cut carbon pollution here at home, and we're leading the world to take action as well. But we’ve got to do more. In a few weeks, I’m heading to Paris to meet with world leaders about a global agreement to meet this challenge.I hope you'll join me in speaking out on climate change and educating your friends about why this issue is so important. At a time when nearly three in four adults online use Facebook, this feels like a great place to do it. Share your thoughts in the comments, and pass this message on to folks you think need to see it.If we're all in this together, I'm confident we can solve this and do right by future generations.

Posted by President Obama on Monday, November 9, 2015

"I hope you'll join me in speaking out on climate change and educating your friends about why this issue is so important," Obama wrote on his Facebook Monday. "At a time when nearly three in four adults online use Facebook, this feels like a great place to do it."

Obama is a late-joiner to Facebook having launched a personal Twitter account back in May, which broke the Guinness world record Monday for the "fastest time to reach 1 million followers on Twitter".

This insane infographic shows how that looked.

His Facebook page is growing at a slightly more sedate pace with 580,448 likes (and rising).

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