President Obama Has Joined Facebook

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POTUS' first Facebook post addressed climate change.

You can now follow Barack Obama on his personal Facebook page.

POTUS joined the social media site on Monday and began by saying he hopes the page will be 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."

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In the first video on his profile, the President invites his 800,000 Facebook fans into his backyard as he addresses climate change. "I just think about how I make sure the beauty of this particular national park, but also national parks all across the country and our planet and are going to be there for Malia, Sasha, their kids, their grandkids for generations to come," the 44th Commander-in-Chief quipped.

Since taking office, the President has had a hand in helping to converse the nature of national parks and will convene in Paris with 150 world leaders next month to continue to work to preserve the parks for all that they have to offer.

"You've got to be engaged about why climate change is so important," he said to his viewers.  "Because if all of America is joining around this project, then we can have confidence that we are doing right by future generations."

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