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Obama Creates Climate Task Force

Using executive power to initiate movement on climate change, President Obama signed an executive order on November 1, 2013 creating a “Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.” A major focus for this task force will be to identify barriers in the federal government to building resilience to extreme weather events for local communities, and advise ways to make the process easier. The task force is made up of federal, local, and tribal leaders, including 5 state Governors who are all Democrat. The move is part of the Obama Administration’s larger effort to limit the emissions of greenhouse gases and adapting to climate change announced in June of this year.

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