By Jueseppi B.
White House Schedule – May 6, 2014
In the afternoon, the President will participate in “Weather from the White House” by conducting a round of interviews with national and local meteorologists from New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Columbia, South Carolina. While in Washington, the anchors will spend the day with behind-the-scenes access to the White House and the President’s top advisers. These interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM EDT. The interviews will take place in the Rose Garden.
Later in the afternoon, the President and Vice President will meet with Secretary of State Kerry in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
Tuesday May 6th, All Times ET
10:30 AM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.
11:45 AM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Opening Ceremony, Department of the Interior.
12:30 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Briefing Room.
1:45 PM: The Vice President ceremonially swears in Puneet Talwar as Assistant Secretary of State, State Department.
2:45 PM: The President is interviewed by local and national meteorologists participating in “Weather from the White House.” The Rose Garden.
4:15 PM: The President and Vice President meet with Secretary of State Kerry, Oval Office.
White House Photo Of The Day – Monday May 5th, 2014
The White House Week Ahead – May 6th – 9th, 2014
On Tuesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House. President Barack Obama on a cloudy Tuesday invites weather reporters to the White House to tout administration climate change actions. The President will participate in “Weather from the White House” by conducting a round of interviews with national and local meteorologists from New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Columbia, South Carolina. While in Washington, the anchors will spend the day with behind-the-scenes access to the White House and the President’s top advisers. These interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM EDT. The interviews will take place in the Rose Garden.
On Wednesday, the President will travel to Los Angeles, California to participate in a joint DSCC/DCCC event. In the evening, the President will be honored at a dinner hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation. He will remain overnight in Los Angeles.
On Thursday, the President will participate in a DNC roundtable in Los Angeles before traveling to San Diego to participate in a DCCC event. The President will then travel to San Jose, California where he will participate in two DNC events and remain overnight.
On Friday, the President will participate in an event on energy in the San Jose, California area. Following the event he will return to Washington, DC.
Michelle Obama honoring Chicago Public Library at White House
WASHINGTON — Mayor Rahm Emanuel returns here on Thursday to be at the White House when First Lady Michelle Obama presents the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to, among others, the Chicago Public Library
From the White House: “The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. In its 20th anniversary year, the medals program celebrates excellent institutions that have made a significant impact on individuals, families, and communities across the nation. These ten honorees exemplify the nation’s great diversity of libraries and museums and include a natural history museum, a children’s museum, a natural sciences museum, an aquarium, a botanic garden, public library systems, and a book center, hailing from ten states.’
The 2014 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service are:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Ill.
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Las Vegas, Nev.
Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Mo.
Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Conn.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, N.C.
Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, N.M.
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, Okla.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind.
Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Mass.
The National Climate Assessment
Published on May 6, 2014
Dr. John Holdren, President Obama’s Science Advisor, introduces the National Climate Assessment and discusses President Obama’s climate action plan which takes an all of the above energy approach towards combatting climate change now. Learn more at http://www.whitehouse.gov/climate-change
What Climate Change Means for Regions Across America
May 06, 2014
10:30 AM EDT
Today, the Obama Administration unveiled the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA)—the most comprehensive, authoritative scientific report ever generated about climate changes that are happening now in the United States and further changes that we can expect to see throughout this century. The report—a key deliverable of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan—confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the United States and key sectors of the national economy.
This NCA embodies the concept of “actionable science” called for in the President’s Climate Action Plan. It communicates the impacts of climate change according to geographic region of the United States, and by economic and societal sector—including agriculture, energy, and health. These tailored findings help translate scientific insights into practical, useable knowledge that can help decision-makers and citizens anticipate and prepare for specific climate-change impacts.
For instance, the report finds that, on the whole, summers are longer and hotter, with longer periods of extended heat. Wildfires start earlier in the spring and continue later into the fall. Rain comes down in heavier downpours. People are experiencing changes in the length and severity of seasonal allergies. And climate disruptions to water resources and agriculture have been increasing.
White House Hangout: Commitment to #ActOnClimate
May 06, 2014
10:58 AM EDT
Today, the White House is hosting an event highlighting the release of the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment – a major scientific report on the impacts of climate change on all regions of the United States and key sectors of the national economy. The report was called for in the President’s Climate Action Plan, launched last June, to cut carbon pollution in America, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to fight this global challenge.
The event will include remarks by senior Obama Administration officials and experts who contributed to the development of the new National Climate Assessment. Tune in to WhiteHouse.gov/live at 2 p.m. ET.
And on Thursday, we’re co-hosting a conversation with the Weather Channel about the current state of climate science and impacts and what work we are doing to make a difference. Use the hashtag #ActOnClimate to ask questions and join the conversation with these participants via Google+ Hangout on Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m. ET:
- Sam Champion, host, The Weather Channel
- Carl Parker, Meteorologist, Hurricane Specialist, The Weather Channel
- Kathy Sullivan, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Dan Utech, White House Domestic Policy Council
- Mike Boots, White House Council on Environmental Quality
- Laura Petes, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Find out more about the National Climate Assessment, and check out some of the graphics and videos about the findings by visiting the website here.
Watch today’s event at 2 p.m. ET, and then join and ask your questions for Thursday’s White House hangout on the National Climate Assessment at 2 p.m. ET right here, or on the White House Google+ page.
Statements and Releases
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Travel to Israel
President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Costa Rica to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Luis Guillermo Solís
12:30 PM EDT: National Climate Assessment Event, These interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM EDT. The interviews will take place in the Rose Garden. White House LIVE!! Streaming.
Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship: Why America Needs Immigration Reform
Published on May 6, 2014
Inaugural members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (Nina Vaca, Hamdi Ulukaya, Rich Barton, Daphne Koller, and Steve Case) tell stories of how immigration makes America great, and why the time is now for commonsense immigration reform.