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EPA Report Explains Climate Change Indicators

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the report Climate Change Indicators in the United States, which "will help readers interpret a set of important indicators to better understand climate change. The report presents 24 indicators, each describing trends related to the causes and effects of climate change. It focuses primarily on the United States, but in some cases global trends are presented to provide context or a basis for comparison. EPA will use these indicators to collect data and generate analyses to: • Monitor the effects/impacts of climate change in the United States • Assist decision–makers on how to best use policymaking and program resources to respond to climate change • Assist EPA and its constituents in evaluating the success of their climate change efforts." To learn more about environmental indicators visit: EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE) Project website.