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Newsmotion - &amp;lt;a href= http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/18/all en Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-what-you-need-know-about-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 10/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/ebolaweekly.jpg?itok=VdbIA8ND" alt="President Obama Delivers the Weekly Address on Ebola Response" title="President Obama Delivers the Weekly Address on Ebola Response" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. October 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) </p> </div> </div> <p>In this week&rsquo;s address, the President discussed what the United States is doing to respond to Ebola, both here at home and abroad, and the key facts Americans need to know. There is no country better prepared to confront the challenge Ebola poses than the U.S. and although even one case here at home is too many, the country is not facing an outbreak of the disease. Our medical professionals tell us Ebola is difficult to catch, and is only transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is showing symptoms.</p> <p>The President made clear that he and his entire Administration will continue to do everything possible to prevent further transmission of the disease domestically, and to contain and end the Ebola epidemic at its source in West Africa.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/10/17/weekly-address-what-you-need-know-about-ebola">Transcript</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/101814_WQOPDS/101814_WeeklyAddress.mp4">mp4</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/101814_WQOPDS/101814_WeeklyAddress.mp3">mp3</a></p> <p>Learn More:</p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/ebola-response">Visit WhiteHouse.gov/Ebola-Response for the latest news.</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/17/weekly-address-what-you-need-know-about-ebola" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/17/weekly-address-what-you-need-know-abou...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Chuck Kennedy Ebola Obama Delivers Official Tanya Somanader The President United States United States Weekly Address West Africa White House Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 feed 341311 at http://newsmotion.org Q&A on America's Response to Ebola http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/qa-americas-response-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Q&amp;A on America&#039;s Response to Ebola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">As the Ebola situation continues to develop both at home and abroad, President Obama&rsquo;s first priority is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of the American people. At his direction, the Administration is taking an aggressive, whole-of-government approach to marshal all of our expertise and resources to detect, isolate and treat Ebola patients safely in the U.S., while working to stop the outbreak at the source in West Africa.</p> <p class="p1">While the chances of a serious outbreak in America are very low, we are doing everything we can to ensure our hospitals and health care workers are fully prepared to effectively treat any cases of Ebola while protecting public safety.</p> <p class="p1">Every American should know exactly what we&rsquo;re doing right now to keep everyone safe. So here are a few answers to some questions that many may be asking when it comes to the U.S. response to Ebola:</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/17/qa-americas-response-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/17/qa-americas-response-ebola" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/17/qa-americas-response-ebola</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Additional Personnel Dallas Ebola Frieden Josh Earnest Monaco Official Ron Klain Susan Rice Texas United States West Africa White House Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:25:59 +0000 feed 341312 at http://newsmotion.org West Wing Week 10/17/14 or, "The Geography of Hope" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/west-wing-week-101714-or-geography-hope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> West Wing Week 10/17/14 or, &quot;The Geography of Hope&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">This week, the President continued to lead the federal&nbsp;Ebola&nbsp;response, met with members of the international coalition to degrade and destroy ISIL, and designated the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/17/west-wing-week-101714-or-geography-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/17/west-wing-week-101714-or-geography-hope" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/17/west-wing-week-101714-or-geography-hop...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Adam Garber California Counterterrorism Defense Ebola Education Foreign Policy Higher Education Official San Dimas The President White House Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:38:29 +0000 feed 340782 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Names Ron Klain to Coordinate the U.S. Response to Ebola http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-names-ron-klain-coordinate-us-response-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Names Ron Klain to Coordinate the U.S. Response to Ebola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>President Obama has asked Ron Klain to coordinate the government&rsquo;s comprehensive response to Ebola. He will report to the President Obama&rsquo;s Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and his National Security Advisor Susan Rice.</p> <p>As former Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents, Klain comes to the job with extensive experience in overseeing complex governmental operations and has good working relationships with leading Members of Congress as well as senior Administration officials.</p> <p>Klain&rsquo;s talent and managerial skill will be crucial in providing the resources and expertise we need to rapidly, cohesively, and effectively respond to Ebola at home and abroad. As the President said, while &quot;the dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low&quot; in the U.S., &quot;we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government.&quot; Klain will be an integral part of ensuring that we effectively respond and ultimately bring an end to Ebola.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/president-obama-provides-update-our-response-ebola-us">Click here to learn more about the steps the Administration has taken to bolster our Ebola response and to learn what you need to know about the disease</a>.</p> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/3599210766_63186a68f0_o.jpg?itok=CWgYvQEp" alt="President Obama Meets with Ron Klain" title="President Obama Meets with Ron Klain" width="430" height="645" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Obama meets with Cynthia Hogan, Counsel to the Vice-President and Ron Klain, Chief of Staff to the Vice President in the Oval Office. May 21, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/17/president-obama-names-ron-klain-coordinate-us-response-ebola" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/17/president-obama-names-ron-klain-coordi...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Cynthia Hogan Ebola Monaco Obama Meets Official Pete Souza Ron Klain Susan Rice Tanya Somanader The President United States West Africa White House Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:06:04 +0000 feed 340783 at http://newsmotion.org Here's What You Need to Know About Our Response to Ebola Right Now: http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/heres-what-you-need-know-about-our-response-ebola-right-now <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here&#039;s What You Need to Know About Our Response to Ebola Right Now: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Note: For updated information on the Administration&#39;s response to Ebola,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/ebola-response">please visit WhiteHouse.gov/Ebola-Response</a>.&nbsp;</p> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p101514ps-11261.jpeg?itok=rDNEsWgj" alt="President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press after a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government&#039;s Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. " title="President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press after a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government&#039;s Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. " width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press after a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>Today, a health care worker from Dallas was transferred to Emory University Hospital for treatment after contracting the Ebola virus while helping to treat Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to have the disease in the U.S.</p> <p>After meeting with his Cabinet officials and Dr. Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the President updated the country on our comprehensive strategy to contain the disease, prevent its spread in the U.S., and combat it at its source in West Africa.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;The dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low&quot; in the U.S., the President said. &quot;But we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/president-obama-provides-update-our-response-ebola-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/president-obama-provides-update-our-response-ebola-us" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/president-obama-provides-update-our-re...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Dallas Dallas Ebola Guinea Official Pete Souza Sierra Leone Tanya Somanader Texas The President Thomas Earl Duncan Thomas Eric Duncan Tom Frieden United States West Africa White House Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:33:28 +0000 feed 340186 at http://newsmotion.org Chart of the Week: The Deficit Falls to Its Lowest Level Since 2007 http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/chart-week-deficit-falls-its-lowest-level-2007 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chart of the Week: The Deficit Falls to Its Lowest Level Since 2007 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A cornerstone of America&rsquo;s 21st century foundation requires that we get our fiscal house in order for the long run, so we can afford to make investments that strengthen the middle class. That is why President Obama has made it a priority to enact policies that ensure our deficit, or the amount we spend that exceeds our revenues, doesn&rsquo;t undercut our future.</p> <p>Thanks to a growing economy, prudent spending cuts, and asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little bit more on their taxes, we&rsquo;ve cut our deficits by two-thirds over the last five years. In fact, the Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department announced today that the deficit has fallen to 2.8 percent of GDP, the lowest level since 2007 and less than the average of the last 40 years.&nbsp;</p> <p>Take a look at the chart of the week to see how the deficit has declined at the fastest sustained pace since World War II:</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/chart-week-deficit-falls-its-lowest-level-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/chart-week-deficit-falls-its-lowest-level-2007" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/chart-week-deficit-falls-its-lowest-le...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Economy Official Tanya Somanader WASHINGTON White House Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:01:50 +0000 feed 340187 at http://newsmotion.org What You Missed: The First Lady Answers Your Questions on Let's Move! and the White House Garden http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/what-you-missed-first-lady-answers-your-questions-lets-move-and-white-house-garden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What You Missed: The First Lady Answers Your Questions on Let&#039;s Move! and the White House Garden </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="snappytv-embed"> </div> <p>Yesterday, the First Lady sat down for her first-ever <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/ask-first-lady-vine-qa-white-house-garden-lets-move">Vine and Twitter Q&amp;A</a> to answer your questions about <a href="http://www.letsmove.gov/">Let&rsquo;s Move!</a>&nbsp;ahead of the fall garden harvest. During the chat, the First Lady talked healthy Halloween ideas, the status of the White House bees, her favorite fall vegetables &ndash; and asked, <a href="https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/522195862387445760">turnip for what</a>?</p> <p>Take a look at the full Q&amp;A below, or over on <a href="https://storify.com/FLOTUS/askthefirstlady">Storify</a>, and be sure to follow the First Lady on <a href="https://twitter.com/flotus">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/michelleobama">Instagram</a> for&nbsp;the latest updates and more chances to engage with Mrs. Obama.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/what-you-missed-first-lady-answers-your-questions-lets-move-and-white-house-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/what-you-missed-first-lady-answers-your-questions-lets-move-and-white-house-garden" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/what-you-missed-first-lady-answers-you...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Healthy Kids Kori Schulman Maps Yesterday Michelle Obama Answers Obama Official The First Lady White House Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:44:49 +0000 feed 340188 at http://newsmotion.org What You Need to Know: Our Push To Get Long-Term Unemployed Americans Back to Work http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/what-you-need-know-our-push-get-long-term-unemployed-americans-back-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What You Need to Know: Our Push To Get Long-Term Unemployed Americans Back to Work </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Thanks to the grit and resilience of American workers and business owners, our economy is getting stronger every day. Over the last 55 months, we&#39;ve <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/03/employment-situation-september">added 10.3 million jobs</a> -- the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record -- and the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/15/chart-week-job-openings-hit-13-year-high-summer">number of job openings</a> rose to its highest level in more than 13 years. We&#39;ve put more people back to work than Japan, Europe, and every other advanced economy combined and the unemployment rate is <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/animated-chart-week-unemployment-rate-falls-lowest-rate-6-years">falling at a faster pace than predicted</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>But one of the greatest challenges from the recession was the rise in long-term unemployment. The Great Recession left too many Americans out of a job through no fault of their own and many continue to search for work. Our strong economic growth is beginning to help.</p> <p>Since December 2013, the number of long-term unemployed has fallen by 900,000, accounting for about 90 percent of the total drop in unemployment in the past 10 months.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/ltuchart1.png" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/14/what-you-need-know-our-push-get-long-term-unemployed-americans-back-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/14/what-you-need-know-our-push-get-long-term-unemployed-americans-back-work" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/14/what-you-need-know-our-push-get-long-t...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Denver Economy Japan Japan Job Seekers Jobs Maryland Official Philadelphia Puerto Rico Tanya Somanader White House Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:37:37 +0000 feed 340189 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Joins International Military Leaders to Discuss Coalition Efforts Against ISIL http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-joins-international-military-leaders-discuss-coalition-efforts-against <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Joins International Military Leaders to Discuss Coalition Efforts Against ISIL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 10/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p101414ps-0420.jpg?itok=V-ZOJWuj" alt="President Obama meets with more than 20 foreign chiefs of defense to discuss coalition efforts in the campaign against ISIL" title="President Obama meets with more than 20 foreign chiefs of defense to discuss coalition efforts in the campaign against ISIL" width="430" height="261" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama participates in a meeting hosted by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with more than 20 foreign chiefs of defense to discuss the coalition efforts in the ongoing campaign against ISIL. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander, U.S. Central Command also participates in the meeting at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Oct. 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>This afternoon, President Obama traveled to Joint Base Andrews, just outside of Washington, D.C., to attend a meeting with military leaders from more than 20 partner nations in the coalition to degrade and destroy ISIL.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/14/president-obama-joins-international-military-leaders-discuss-coalition-efforts-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/14/president-obama-joins-international-military-leaders-discuss-coalition-efforts-again" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/14/president-obama-joins-international-mi...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Arlington Barack Obama Counterterrorism David Hudson Defense Foreign Policy isil Know Lloyd J. Austin III Martin Dempsey Martin E. Dempsey Maryland Maryland Obama Chairs Official Pete Souza Syria The President Virginia Washington Washington D.C. White House Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:02:13 +0000 feed 339630 at http://newsmotion.org The Department of Defense Must Plan for the National Security Implications of Climate Change http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/department-defense-must-plan-national-security-implications-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Department of Defense Must Plan for the National Security Implications of Climate Change </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 10/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The responsibility of the Department of Defense is the security of our country. That requires thinking ahead and planning for a wide range of contingencies.</p> <p>Among the future trends that will impact our national security is climate change. Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. They will likely lead to food and water shortages, pandemic disease, disputes over refugees and resources, and destruction by natural disasters in regions across the globe.</p> <p>In our defense strategy, we refer to climate change as a &ldquo;threat multiplier&rdquo; because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today &ndash; from infectious disease to terrorism. We are already beginning to see some of these impacts.</p> <p>A changing climate will have real impacts on our military and the way it executes its missions. The military could be called upon more often to support civil authorities, and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the face of more frequent and more intense natural disasters. Our coastal installations are vulnerable to rising sea levels and increased flooding, while droughts, wildfires, and more extreme temperatures could threaten many of our training activities. Our supply chains could be impacted, and we will need to ensure our critical equipment works under more extreme weather conditions. Weather has always affected military operations, and as the climate changes, the way we execute operations may be altered or constrained.</p> <p>While scientists are converging toward consensus on future climate projections, uncertainty remains. But this cannot be an excuse for delaying action. Every day, our military deals with global uncertainty. Our planners know that, as military strategist Carl von Clausewitz wrote, &ldquo;all action must, to a certain extent, be planned in a mere twilight.&rdquo;</p> <p>It is in this context that today I am releasing <a href="http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/CCARprint.pdf">DoD&rsquo;s Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap</a>. Climate change is a long-term trend, but with wise planning and risk mitigation now, we can reduce adverse impacts downrange.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/13/climate-change-issue-national-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/13/climate-change-issue-national-security" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/13/climate-change-issue-national-security</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Asia-Pacific Carl von Clausewitz Chuck Hagel Defense Energy and Environment Official Peru United States Virginia White House Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:30:39 +0000 feed 338986 at http://newsmotion.org