From now, every US government agency will have to consider climate change.

The White House’s chief environmental office has finalized a six-year process of shaping how the government’s agencies will factor climate change into their decisions.

All US federal agencies are to prepare detailed statements assessing the environmental impact of, and alternatives to, major federal actions significantly affecting the environment,. Now agencies are to actually quantify the climate impacts of their decisions.  …  They are to consider how to do things differently, in a way that could help better prepare the US for a warming climate.

We are now going to know what all of our decisions add up to in terms of impacting climate change.  You can think of all the different federal decisions, and how they all add up.

The Washington Post: 2 August 2016: Chris Mooney
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