May 28, 3:19 AM EDT

Obama to get hurricane briefing, warn about climate change


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MIAMI (AP) -- President Barack Obama is using his annual hurricane briefing to warn that climate change will make these storms more intense and damaging.

Obama is getting the briefing on the hurricane season during a visit Thursday to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Government weather forecasters on Wednesday predicted six to 11 storms this season, with three to six of them developing into hurricanes. The season starts next week.

Obama will talk about what the federal government and local communities are doing to prepare for climate change.

The Obama administration has acted to limit gas emissions from vehicles and power plants that are blamed for global warming.

But much of the president's climate change agenda has faced strong political opposition from the Republican-controlled Congress, along with a number of legal challenges.

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