White House partners with Amazon and others on climate change resilience

This recent article by the Guardian discusses actions being taken by the US government in concert with several companies to prepare for the effects of climate change:

The US government is working with several companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, to prepare for the effects of climate change. (Image credit)

The US government is working with several companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, to prepare for the effects of climate change.
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Along with its warning this week that delaying action on climate change would cause enormous economic losses, the White House has announced a series of data-related initiatives to prepare US food and water supplies – along with the industries and jobs that rely on them – for climate challenges.

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A new report from president’s council of economic advisors found that the costs of cutting greenhouse gas pollution and coping with global warming’s impacts would rise by 40% for every decade of delay. It is “clear that not taking action has far greater costs” than prompt action, White House counselor John Podesta told reporters on a press call this week.

To read more about the changing world and what you can do to prepare, visit: www.newmessage.org

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