White House looking to tie wildfires to climate change

August 5, 2014 4:06 PM

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White House looking to tie wildfires to climate change

"As we’re seeing right now, wildfires unquestionably have devastating impacts on the lives of many Americans," said John Podesta in a White House email.

Increasingly, the White House has been emphasizing the issue of climate change, and searching for ways to shift public perception of the problem -- away from the idea of climate change as future threat and toward an understanding of climate change as a problem of the present, one that requires decis...

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