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White House to unveil dire climate warning in new report

Published on May 6, 2014 1:23 PM
 
Dry and cracked earth is visible on what used to be the bottom of Folsom Lake on March 20, 2014 in El Dorado Hills, California. The Obama administration will release an updated report on Tuesday showing how climate change touches every part of the country, as the administration seeks to convince the American public on the need for a crackdown on carbon pollution. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The Obama administration will release an updated report on Tuesday showing how climate change touches every part of the country, as the administration seeks to convince the American public on the need for a crackdown on carbon pollution.

Some environmental and public health groups expect the US National Climate Assessment to be a "game changer" in the administration's efforts to address climate change.

The extensive report will update a January 2013 draft, which detailed how consequences of climate change are hitting on several fronts, including health, infrastructure, water supply, agriculture and especially more frequent severe weather.

Since then, the report was reviewed by the National Academies of Sciences and attracted more than 4,000 public comments.

 
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