President's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience: Recommendations to the President

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As the Third National Climate Assessment makes clear, climate change is already affecting communities in every region of the country as well as key sectors of the economy. Recent events like Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast, flooding throughout the Midwest, and severe drought in the West have highlighted the vulnerability of many communities to the impacts of climate change. In 2012 alone, the cost of weather disasters exceeded $110 billion in the United States, and climate change will only increase the frequency and intensity of these events. That is why, even as efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions continue, communities must prepare for the impacts of climate change that can no longer be avoided...

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President's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience: Recommendations to the President. State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force. Washington, District of Columbia. November 2014. Paper. (https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/docs/task_force_report_0.pdf, accessed May 29, 2015)

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