"White House Report Cites Gaps in Climate Change Strategy"

"The federal government has 'significant gaps' in its strategy to cope with the increasing effects of climate change on the country, according to a White House report ... released Tuesday.

The report will call for better risk assessments, more thorough scientific research and improved coordination of federal and local governments in order to handle the effects of warming temperatures, according to a draft of the report.

Adapting to warming temperatures, the report concludes, 'will require a set of thoughtful, preventative actions, measures and investments to reduce the vulnerability of our natural and human systems to climate change impacts.'"

Jim Tankersley reports for the Los Angeles Times March 15, 2010.

Thursday, March 18, 2010