Tagged: climate

Tensions and Temperatures are Rising: How the DOD is Anticipating Climate Change

Preparation for the potential implications of climate change can be seen across most sectors throughout the U.S. Stakeholders in government, energy, and transportation among others are analyzing how their operations will be affected by not only changing climate patterns, but also by corresponding legislation that could be passed to stifle...

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...

Energizing the Economy: White House Report Details Path to Sustainable Growth

Today, the White House released a report, “An All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth,” which discusses President Obama’s strategy for the domestic energy sector and the transformations that have taken place since the President took office. Meeting the challenges of climate change and securing sustainable cost...

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...