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“Top Obama administration officials will gather Wednesday to discuss efforts in government and the private sector to prepare for the effects of climate change,” The Hill reports.  

Said a White House statement: “The Obama administration recognizes that even as we act to curb the carbon pollution that is driving climate change, we must also improve our ability to prepare for climate impacts that are already occurring across the country.”  

“Discussions will focus on the data and technologies that are being used to predict the effects of climate change and help businesses and communities understand and prepare for those effects.”  

“The event follows Obama’s 2015 budget request, unveiled March 4, which seeks $1 billion for a resilience fund to mitigate what his administration sees as effects of climate change, including droughts, floods and wildfires.”

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