[JURIST] President Barack Obama [official website] on Friday established by Executive Order [text] a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. The task force, with members including state, local and tribal officials and executive agencies, is to advise the federal government [White House fact sheet] on how to respond to the impacts of climate change. The order states:"The impacts of climate change?including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe...

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