Climate change is advancing at alarming rates, and draws the attention of many institutions, societies and officials. Mr. Barack Obama released a presidential request to stop the phenomenon. The new order is addressed to federal agencies which aim to protect national security.
The presidential request takes the form of a memorandum, which was signed by the president on Wednesday. No less than twenty agencies are asked to take action under the new memorandum. Their new task is to investigate in depth the effects of climate change and to come up with a proper plan to fight the phenomenon.
The deadline for the new strategies is three months. Officials are concerned about national security issues and the threats that global warming might bring. The fact that regions in the world are also affected interferes, one way or another, with the affairs of the United States.
According to experts, intensified drought affects the Syrian civil war, while Yemen and Mali face the lack of water and food supplies. The phenomenon of ice melting in Alaska opened new navigable routes which also need additional surveillance.
Climate specialists predict that the next twenty years will be crucial when it comes to issues such as national safety and security. The phenomenon of global warming doesn’t seem to slow down, and there are many risks that come along with it. Officials think about the increased tensions between countries, as well as health risks for civilians.
Officials believe that this presidential request was needed by the situation in the country and the world. They also think that the new administration at the White House will continue this initiative. They consider the beneficial effects and hope it will be effective, as climate change seems to cause increasing damages.
Specialists in several fields account for the real phenomenon of climate change. NASA reports show that recent years have been among the hottest in history, and 2016 is no exception. The high temperatures also concern environmentalists who monitor the natural habitats and the reaction of wildlife to global warming.
As far as animal species are concerned, polar bears lose more and more of their natural habitat as Arctic ice is melting. The corals in the oceans, including the Great Coral Reef, are severely affected by the unexpectedly warm waters, and these are only a few examples.
Officials are concerned that climate change affects many aspects of life on earth, including national security, biodiversity, and life quality.
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