The State Department’s $51.6 billion budget for 2013 covers a multitude of things, including the $469.5 million set aside to combat the impact of “Global Climate Change.”

The purpose for this money is described in the budget as: “To address the environmental, economic, and social ramifications of global climate change through programs that develop clean energy economies; combat deforestation; and help vulnerable countries build resilience to withstand extreme weather and rising sea levels.”


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