|November 1, 2013
Source: USA Today
President Obama issued an executive order Friday creating a "Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience."
The group will "advise the Administration on how the Federal Government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change," said the White House.
The task force will include state, local, and tribal leaders from across the country.
Climate change is a major issue for Obama's political base, and Democrats are likely to stress it in the 2014 congressional elections.