The White House's report looks at climate change policy as a form of insurance -- that is, a form of self-protection against various forms of risk. As the costs increase, the report found costs would increase 40 percent for every decade of delay on climate policies.
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As part of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change without legislation from Congress, the White House on Friday announced a new strategy to combat emissions of potent greenhouse gas methane from landfills, agriculture, and the fossil fuel industry.
Bishops, church leaders, and immigration advocates were arrested Monday at the White House for protesting President Obama's record on deportations. The Obama administration is on track to deport two million immigrants by early spring.