This is the second of five podcasts on President Obama's Climate Action Plan that was released to the American Public on June 25, 2013. In this second podcast, we look at the impact of extreme weather. Due to climate change, the weather is getting more extreme. 2012 was the second most extreme year on record for the nation. Climate and weather disasters in 2012 cost the american economy more than $100 billion dollars. Public health threats are also associated with extreme weather.