Tagged: environmental

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...

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...

Climate Action Plan Update: White House Releases Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions

As part of the next phase of the 2013 Climate Action Plan, the White House unveiled today its new strategy to take action on climate change: cutting methane emissions. “This document lays out that strategy — summarizing the sources of methane and trends in emissions; setting forth a plan to...

Climate Data Initiative: Delivering on Climate Action Plan Commitments

In June of 2013, the Obama Administration (the Administration) launched a Climate Action Plan that committed the U.S. to “cut carbon pollution, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address this global challenge.” Today, the Administration has taken one step closer to delivering on...

Mega-Droughts, Super-Storms, and Civil Unrest: Buckling Down for the Impacts of Climate Change

Mega-droughts, floods, and super-storms are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to climate-change-driven events, and the US Defense Department fears that the United States’ infrastructure isn’t prepared to take the damage. Preparation for, rather than prevention of, disasters may soon be the name of the game for...

Severe Winter Weather: A Review of the January 2014 Storms in Georgia

Following the winter storms that paralyzed parts of Georgia from January 26-30, 2014, Governor Nathan Deal requested that the state agency heads in charge of emergency response conduct a review of the events and create a plan for future response. The report, “Internal Review and Action Plan: Winter Storm Event...

DoD Releases 2013 Arctic Strategy

Last week the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2013 Arctic Strategy. This report serves as the DoD’s plan for helping the United States to achieve its national objectives in the Arctic, as outlined in the May 2013 National Strategy for the Arctic Region. “This strategy identifies the Department’s...

IPCC Releases Newest Report on Climate Change

The IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] revealed today the climate change findings of Working Group I, out of Stockholm, Sweden. These findings constitute the first part of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change, titled “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis.” This report outlines the scientific...