Gov. Markell (WDEL/File)Governor Markell is appointed to the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness.
President Obama appointed Markell to the panel Friday while he was in already Washington, D.C. for a workforce development forum.
Markell says the issue of climate change hits close to home for him because Delaware is one of the lowest-lying states in the nation, making it increasingly vulnerable to global warming.
Markell says he's honored by the appointment.
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