This week the Obama administration showed off its new strategy for protecting America's flora and fauna from climate change. Said David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior: "Fish and wildlife or plants, our land, our habitat, is not just something we feel good about because we like nature, but in fact they're providing a lot of services to us - jobs, recreational opportunities, we're seeing that they provide wonderful protection from storm surges, that the wetlands are filtering our water, providing clean water."
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