To battle climate change in California, White House team focused on green energy, water management

Jan. 20 marks one year since the Biden-Harris administration took office and rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. Soon after, President Joe Biden appointed the country's first-ever national climate advisor, Gina McCarthy, to head a White House team on climate change. McCarthy said that over the past couple of years, the public's recognition of climate change as a threat has changed dramatically. “The light dawned on so many people over the past couple of years as they’ve looked at these floods and these terrible hurricanes and typhoons. And it’s very challenging in the U.S. and even the world, which means we have to recognize that our climate has changed,” McCarthy said.

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