Prepare for climate change - Obama

2013-11-01 21:53
(Jewel Samad, AFP)

(Jewel Samad, AFP)

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Washington - US President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive order requiring government departments to take steps to prepare for "extreme weather" and other impacts of climate change.

Obama named symptoms of climate change as an increase in long periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, more wildfires and severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification, and rising sea levels.

He also called on the panel to provide data and tools to measure preparedness for climate change and to sum up plans for various scenarios.

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