White House Hangout: Commitment to #ActOnClimate

Today, the White House is hosting an event highlighting the release of the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment – a major scientific report on the impacts of climate change on all regions of the United States and key sectors of the national economy. The report was called for in the President’s Climate Action Plan, launched last June, to cut carbon pollution in America, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to fight this global challenge.

The event will include remarks by senior Obama Administration officials and experts who contributed to the development of the new National Climate Assessment. Tune in to WhiteHouse.gov/live at 2 p.m. ET.

And on Thursday, we’re co-hosting a conversation with the Weather Channel about the current state of climate science and impacts and what work we are doing to make a difference. Use the hashtag #ActOnClimate to ask questions and join the conversation with these participants via Google+ Hangout on Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m. ET:

  • Sam Champion, host, The Weather Channel
  • Carl Parker, Meteorologist, Hurricane Specialist, The Weather Channel
  • Kathy Sullivan, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Dan Utech, White House Domestic Policy Council
  • Mike Boots, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Laura Petes, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Tom Armstrong, U.S. Global Change Research Program

Find out more about the National Climate Assessment, and check out some of the graphics and videos about the findings by visiting the website here.

Watch today’s event at 2 p.m. ET, and then join and ask your questions for Thursday’s White House hangout on the National Climate Assessment at 2 p.m. ET right here, or on the White House Google+ page.

To learn more about the new report and how climate change is affecting people across the U.S., watch this short video featuring Dr. John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy:

Phil Larson is Senior Advisor for Space and Innovation at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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