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Obama Talks Climate Change in Twitter Q&A



    President Barack Obama visits the National Hurricane Center in Miami for a briefing. (Published Thursday, May 28, 2015)

    President Barack Obama took to Twitter for a climate change Q&A following his earlier briefing on the hurricane season during a visit to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

    Obama used the annual briefing to warn that climate change will make these storms more intense and damaging.

    Government weather forecasters on Wednesday predicted six to 11 storms this season, with three to six of them developing into hurricanes. The season starts next week.

    Obama talked about what the federal government and local communities are doing to prepare for climate change.

    The Obama administration has acted to limit gas emissions from vehicles and power plants that are blamed for global warming.

    But much of the president's climate change agenda has faced strong political opposition from the Republican-controlled Congress, along with a number of legal challenges.

    Obama spoke briefly on the deadly flooding in Texas, calling it a reminder that it is never too early to prepare for natural disasters.

    But he says the truth is that the nation is better prepared than ever for today's storms.

    The president says storm forecasting and technology have improved and that there are also better ways to spread information.

    This week's storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma have left at least 21 people dead and at least 10 others missing.