Tagged: change

Energy and Climate Outlook 2014

The 2014 Energy and Climate Outlook provides a glimpse into the future on how affected our natural resources will be if we continue on the development path we are on. The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change delivers results by using three broad country groups:...

Delaying Action on Climate Change Could Cause “Substantial Economic Damage,” Says White House Report

The Obama Administration has already implemented a number of climate change policies in the last year to combat phenomena such as global warming and greenhouse gas emissions, but what are the economic costs of delaying further action? The White House released today a report from the Council Economic of Advisers...

Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States

The United States is economically at risk by the climate change happening today. A report done by The Risky Business Project shows that the human-induced climate threats-“rising seas, increased damage from storm surge, more frequent bouts of extreme heat”- are starting to hurt our American economy and will continue to...

Climate Change Building Steam: EPA, President Obama Join Forces to Sweep Existing Power Plants

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at the direction of President Obama, released the Clean Power Plan proposal to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, which is deemed the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The proposal comes almost one year after the President released a...

EPA Adds New Indicators in Updated Climate Change Report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today the 2014 update of its ongoing report, “Climate Change Indicators in the United States.” The report maintains that the Earth’s climate is indeed changing and that there are 30 main indicators of that change in the United States. The report’s discussion of...

American Values at Risk: The Impacts of Climate Change on National Landmarks

The impacts of climate change can be devastating to U.S. infrastructure; the natural disasters it induces (rising seas, floods, droughts, wildfires, etc.) can damage buildings, sever power lines, contaminate water, and destroy agriculture. Most of these assets are easily repaired or replaced, but what about damage done to infrastructure that...

Climate Change through a National Security Lens: Recommendations of CNA’s Military Advisory Board

Addressing climate change issues has quickly become a top priority for both governmental and non-governmental entities worldwide. Internationally, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has been reporting on international climate change issues since September 2013, and domestically, U.S. agencies have been responding to and implementing the Obama Administration’s June...

Obama Administration Releases Third National Climate Assessment

This morning the Obama Administration released the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, which “assesses the science of climate change and its impacts across the United States.” Described as a “key deliverable” of the president’s Climate Action Plan, the report “documents climate change related impacts and responses for various sectors and...

IPCC Releases Working Group III’s Report on Climate Change

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) released yesterday the climate change report of Working Group III (WGIII) out of Berlin, Germany. The report, “Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change,” assesses “literature on the scientific, technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change.” Ultimately, the report...

IPCC Releases Working Group II’s Report on Climate Change

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) revealed today the climate change findings of Working Group II (WGII), out of Yokohama, Japan. This report, titled “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”, constitutes the second part of the IPCC Fifth Assessment report (AR5) on climate change. The findings of WGII...