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Climate change is not a distant threat. In fact, it's affecting us right now.
Now's your chance to learn more. On Monday, May 19th at 1 p.m. ET, join Grist.org, Secretary Moniz, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, and the White House for a live Google+ Hangout on climate change and the steps we're taking to reduce carbon pollution, prepare for climate change impacts and lead international efforts to combat it.
Earlier this month, the White House released the National Climate Assessment -- a comprehensive report that breaks down the current and projected impacts of climate change on every region of the country and on key sectors of our economy.
Energy isn't immune. Last summer, the Energy Department released a report detailing the effects of climate change on energy supplies and infrastructure across the entire country -- from increased risk of shutdowns at coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants to risks of physical infrastructure damage from hurricanes, storms and wildfires.
Have questions about climate change, or President Obama's Climate Action Plan? Ask them using the hashtag #WHClimateChat on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook, and Secretary Moniz and Administrator McCarthy will answer some during the event. You may also leave your question in the comment thread on this Grist.org blog post.
Here are the details:
- What: The State of Our Climate: A White House Google+ Hangout
- When: Join us at 1 p.m. ET on Monday, May 19, 2014
- Where: Watch on Energy.gov/ClimateHangout or on the White House Google+ page
- Engage: Ask questions now at Grist.org or on Twitter using #WHClimateChat