Obama Launches Climate Preparedness Task Force

State, local and tribal leaders will help guide federal policy on building resilience to climate change

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The White House announced Friday the formation of a “Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience” to help guide federal policy in responding to the impacts of climate change.

“State, local and tribal leaders across the country are already contending with more frequent or severe heat waves, droughts, wildfires, storms and floors, and other impacts of climate change,” the White House said in a statement.

The task force, the White House said, will advise the Obama administration on how federal policy can boost preparedness by supporting “climate resilient investments,” managing land and water resources, providing data and tools for climate preparedness and planning for climate change-related risk.

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DooMm33

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reallife
reallife

Ok people, we're in trouble here. We must find something to deflect attention from obamacare. Come on give me something! Anything! War on women, green jobs, racism, solar, climate change, try everything...

Get a tribal leader involved, that always works, if you find a gay one is even better...

LOL

manlyman
manlyman

"Climate resilient investments". That sounds like some kind of code word...

ricardo4max
ricardo4max

Of course this is another illegal move. I am wondering why the House does not convene and have him arrested immediately. This is far worse than an impeachable offense. He is seizing control of the govt. Where is our military? He just cut off its head. He knew and he knows what is coming. Why do you morons still trust him? Why in the world does anyone do his bidding? Would you all have worked for Hitler?  i bet there are some of you that would. True America hating neocommies.

JimmyDemello
JimmyDemello

This is Fxnews headline: CLIMATE POWER GRAB Obama uses exec order in sweeping policy takeover

for the same story.



shepherdwong
shepherdwong

"State, local and tribal leaders across the country are already contending with more frequent or severe heat waves, droughts, wildfires, storms and floors..."

Bigger buildings? Anyway, I don't thing you can blame that climate change. If anything, victims of fires and coastal flooding are losing floors at an alarming rate.

jmac
jmac

Will Republican governors step on board?    Six Democratic governors have volunteered to serve on the task force.   Where's Christie?   Republican mayors have come on board.  

barneydidit
barneydidit

@reallife OK people, same game plan, different day- attack everything and anything Obama supports, repeat the accusations often enough that people think there might be something to them...and above all else, provide no evidence whatsoever that we Republicans have any viable alternatives. 

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@ricardo4max Hey, idiot.  The climate change is a big military concern, whether your small brain can grasp that concept or not.  Rising ocean waters threaten island nations.  Look around, there are a hell of a lot of them and most know that something needs to be done if not too late already.  You can not feel any concern about the big Eastern cities having flooding issues but most Americans know that the South also has beaches and they also flood and the land in Florida is so low that the lower half of Florida might become a separate island and they might want to be connected to the mainland but I hope they can afford a toll bridge because the FAUX GOTP attitude also comes around and the states whose elected representatives told New England to stuff it on Sandy, might find it a cold day in hell before they get help.Start using your head for something other than a cover to keep your neck from getting dusty.

jmac
jmac

@ricardo4max It is refreshing to read your comments and realize that you are what the GOP has come down to.  Rush and Fox did their jobs well.   

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@JimmyDemello When you have a disfunctional legislative branch, you can sit and ponder or do something.  Thank God President Obama is doing something as George W Bush just sat when New Orleans flooded.  We invite the Republican Party to become Americans!

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@shepherdwong No,. you change building codes.  You give the oceans back what you can't defend.  You rebuild barrier islands to do what they were given to us by nature for.  You don't allow government flood insurance in areas where  the probability is high that the property will be hit again and again.  If someone wants to build on a beach, it should be 100% their risk-no search and rescue, no federal or state supported insurance, and no paved state, county, or city roads that might be undercut. Arrange utilities so cut-offs are away from the areas that flood easy.  Emergency generators can't be below ground level and should be elevated.   And on and on... 

manlyman
manlyman

Exactly right barn. When your opponent goes against everything that's good and fair and right in the world, and wields the kind of destructive power that this guy does, the only chance we have is to attack and attempt to impede his "progress" absolutely whenever possible. Obama and his handlers seek one thing and one thing only: absolute control and power over the citizenry. Nothing they say or do, no matter how sugary sweet it may seem, can be trusted. The enemy of a great country sits in the driver seat, simple as that. Idiots like you are his most powerful weapon.

ricardo4max
ricardo4max

@ARTRaveler @ricardo4max Well my small brain with high IQ and 8 years of Big Ten Ivy League education and 2 degrees in natural resources says you are one giant fool! There is no global warming and of course the climate changes you silly pawn of the left. What a shame that you are wasting that body. A real brain could be using it.

manlyman
manlyman

Climate change is real. Manmade climate change? The biggest lie in history.

ricardo4max
ricardo4max

@jmac @ricardo4max Rush speaks the truth and it sounds like he listens to me. I love it when he irritates you neoocmmie filth.I really don't listen to him anymore. As for Fox, they are really not conservative nor libertarian enough and are probably just barely right of center most times. I am not a GOP or Republican but a libertarian/conservative but that doesn't make it easy for you neocmmies to demagogue, slander or libel does it?

manlyman
manlyman

Arty, you are a stupid, stupid man.

manlyman
manlyman

A counter to what problem? The weather? Something that's gonna do what its gonna do no matter what? Are you that dumbed down that you think little ole mankind could even begin to control something as vast and powerful as the sun and the wind and the tides? Good grief woman get some common sense! There is more to life than obama, believe it or not.

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

@manlyman"Obama and his handlers seek one thing and one thing only: absolute control and power over the citizenry."

Please seek psychiatric care as soon as possible, whether or not your insurance plan provides coverage.

jmac
jmac

@manlyman Republican mayors,  lots of governors, and a majority of Americans and the world think this is a problem that must be worked on.   It's going to threaten the world's food supply as it will cripple our economy if roads, bridges, houses that have been destroyed by weather aren't rebuilt to certain specifications.  

It's not about Obama.  The fact that you have to make it about Obama clearly demonstrates you have no argument against it.  But you and reallife NEVER have a counter to a problem.  

La_Randy
La_Randy

@ricardo4max @ARTRaveler Well my small brain with high IQ and 8 years of Big Ten Ivy League education and 2 degrees in natural resources says you are one giant fool!

It is obvious that you wasted your time and money.


ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@ricardo4max @ARTRaveler Gee, I finished college in science just in 4 years.  You are entitled to your opinion but since 95% of the scientists (who know something about climate) say they are sure it will happen and we have looked behind the curtains in the Oval Office window and still couldn't find the WMDs nor all that missing polar ice, where are you hiding it?  And there are some salesmen who want to sell you some retirement property in the Maldive Islands but hurry, they seem to be losing some of the better more isolated islands somewhere  (behind that curtain in Bush 2's office?).

ricardo4max
ricardo4max

@La_Randy @ricardo4max @jmac Rarely do you find a leftwing liberal neocommie that speaks the truth. You are no exception. I do not listen to Rush. Haven't for some time now. Yes I believe in the Constitution and the Tea Party. You only have vile nasty slurs to offer. Why does your ilk insist on embarrassing themselves with posts like that?

La_Randy
La_Randy

@ricardo4max @jmac Rarely do you find a libertarian that is a Rush sycophant.

Do not kid yourself or lie here tea bagger. Everybody can see you for what you are.