WASHINGTON Nov 14 U.S. President Barack Obama said that melting ice caps and increasing global temperatures are signs that climate change is real and that he will seek to mitigate the damage from the phenomenon.
The impact of a warming globe will be costly and the steps to reduce carbon in the atmosphere will also require big investments and so confronting climate change will be a difficult political undertaking, Obama said.
"You can expect that you will hear more from me in the coming months and years about how we can shape an agenda that garners bipartisan support," the president told a news conference, noting that there is a way to confront climate change and help the economy.
PRECIOUS-Gold extends rebound above 5-week low, key technical level
* U.S. yield curve flattest since Dec 2007 on hawkish Fed * Dollar index steadies, oil above 10-month high * GRAPHIC-2017 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Recasts, updates prices; adds comment, second byline, NEW YORK dateline) By Marcy Nicholson and Zandi Shabalala NEW YORK/LONDON, June 22 Gold rose on Thursday, rising quietly above the prior session's five-week low as the dollar steadied and the 200-day moving average provided short-term support below