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Join a Twitter Q&A on Climate Change and the Cost of Inaction

Summary: 
The White House released a new report from the Council of Economic Advisers that breaks down the economic consequences of delaying action to combat climate change. So how will this affect you and your community? Jason Furman, the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, is taking to Twitter to answer your questions.

Climate change is not a distant threat – we're already experiencing its harmful impacts. That's why President Obama has taken action to cut carbon pollution by moving to cleaner sources of energy and improving the energy efficiency of our cars, trucks, and buildings. But further steps are urgently needed to ensure that we leave our kids a planet that’s not polluted or damaged.

Today, the White House released a new report from the Council of Economic Advisers that breaks down the economic consequences of delaying action to combat climate change. The report finds that delaying policy actions by a decade increases total climate change mitigation costs by about 40%, and failing to take any action would risk substantial economic damage.

So how will this affect you and your community? Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, is taking to Twitter to answer your questions. Today, July 29 at 2:30 p.m. ET, join him for a Twitter Q&A on the economic impacts of climate change on his Twitter handle, @CEAChair.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Ask your questions now and during the live event on Twitter with the hashtag #WHClimateChat
  • Follow the Q&A live through the @CEAChair Twitter handle
  • If you miss the live Q&A, the full session will be posted on WhiteHouse.gov and Storify.com/whitehouse

Learn more about President Obama's plan to combat climate change at WhiteHouse.gov/climate-change, and then join Jason Furman, @CEAChair, for a Twitter chat today, July 29, at 2:30 p.m. ET.