November 2, 2013
President Obama issued an executive order (EO) entitled “Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change” this week to once again circumvent Congress.
Obama threatened back in February that he would issue an EO on climate change for the sake of future American generations if Congress will not act.
The EO addresses the US government’s response to preparing “the Nation for the impacts of climate change.”
This includes prolonged periods of:
- Excessively high temperatures
- Heavy downpours
- Increased wildfires
- Severe drought
- Permafrost thawing
- Ocean acidification
- Sea-level rise
During such times, the government will collaborate with “affected communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies, and public health across the Nation.” *** Continue