May 6th, 2014
10:32 AM ET
5 months ago

White House sets out looming climate risks for U.S., calls for 'urgent action'

Washington (CNN) – Flooded rail lines. Bigger, more frequent droughts. A rash of wildfires.

Those are some of the alarming predictions in a White House climate change report released Tuesday, part of President Barack Obama's broader second-term effort to help the nation prepare for the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more erratic weather.

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