This morning, in the White House Situation Room, the President — along with several governors and members of his Cabinet — received a briefing on drought and wildfire preparedness . We wanted to make sure you saw what he saw, too. Take a look at the briefing the President received this morning here: We've pulled together some of the key numbers you need to know in order to fully get your head around the drought currently underway across the American West. Take a look, and if you don't think enough people know about this (and you'd be right), pass it on. 35% Portion of the American West that's facing severe to exceptional drought right now. Read more about the effects of climate change here . 18,000 Number of California jobs lost because of drought, according to a recent University of California Davis study . read more

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