President Obama campaigns to spread new climate-change warnings
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Brutal heat waves. Devastating floods. Rising seas. Raging wildfires. Those are just a few effects of global warming identified in the new National Climate Assessment, an 839-page report released by the White House on May 6. And the disasters aren’t just projections for the future. “The single most important bottom line is that climate change is not a distant threat,” said White House science adviser John Holdren. “It is happening now.”
So is the political fight over what to do about it. The White House put President Obama front and center for the rollout of the report, making him available for TV interviews with meteorologists in an effort to reach an American public that remains largely disengaged on climate change.