Top White House official talking climate change in Austin

In this Jan. 22, 2015 photo, gentoo penguins stand on a rock near station Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica. The melting of Antarctic glaciers as a consequence of global warming is concerning scientists as this contributes to rising sea levels which will eventually reshape the planet. The rising of sea levels will affects at least a billion people worldwide. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A top White House official is in Austin Tuesday to talk about climate change. The managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Christy Goldfuss, will join Mayor Steve Adler for a roundtable discussion. They’ll talk about how to reduce the health impacts of climate change on cities like Austin.

Two years ago, President Obama released his Climate Action Plan, which said carbon pollution is a health risk, especially for kids. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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