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Energy, Environment and Climate

Protecting U.S. Communities from the Health Impacts of Climate Change

President Obama discusses climate change at the G7 Summit in Germany on June 8, 2015. Photo: State Dept.

President Obama discusses climate change at the G7 Summit in Germany on June 8, 2015. Photo: State Dept.

On June 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report clearly defining the health, economic, and environmental impacts that can be avoided if we act globally with a sense of urgency to reduce carbon pollution. Since the President released the Climate Action Plan nearly two years ago, the Administration has made tremendous progress. When fully implemented, the policies we have put forward in the last two years alone will reduce nearly 6 billion tons of carbon pollution through 2030, equivalent to taking more than 1.2 billion cars off the road for a year. (Fact Sheet)

 the Obama Administration is unveiling the third U.S. National Climate Assessment—the most comprehensive scientific assessment ever generated of climate change and its impacts across every region of America and major sectors of the U.S. economy.
The findings in this National Climate Assessment underscore the need for urgent action to combat the threats from climate change, protect American citizens and communities today, and build a sustainable future for our kids and grandkidssustainable future for our kids and grandkids. (See the Fact Sheet)