Tagged: environmental

Shake, Rattle, and Wave: USGS Releases Tsunami Risk Reduction Study

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a report called “The Science Application for Risk Reduction (SAFRR) Tsunami Scenario”. This report depicts a potential tsunami created by an earthquake offshore from the Alaska Peninsula and how it might impact the coast of California. According to the report, “[t]he tsunami scenario...

New Report Says United States is Ill-Prepared for Natural Disasters

A new report by the American Security Project has found that the United States is ill-prepared to deal with natural disasters, especially as they relate to coastal flooding. The report, called “Climate Change: Coastal Flood Threat”, uses the Netherland’s flood management plans, which are cited as some of the most...

Indicators of Climate Change in California

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment of the California Environmental Protection Agency has released its newest report entitled, Indicators of Climate Change in California. The report examines the many facets of climate change in California, including the causes of climate change, the rate of change over time, and the...

U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy predicts that disruptions to the nation’s energy supply will continue to worsen due to the continuing effects of climate change and extreme weather. The report highlights three major climate trends that have great impacts on the energy sector: 1. Increasing air...

Weather, Salience of Climate Change and Congressional Voting

Authors from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program have released a report on Weather, Salience of Climate Change and Congressional Voting. The report investigates how climate change affects individuals by looking at variations in Internet search patterns in conjunction with unusual local weather. The report finds that “searches for ‘climate change’...

President’s Climate Action Plan

The Executive Office of the President has released the President’s Climate Action Plan, in which President Obama states that “we have a moral obligation to future generations to leave them a planet that is not polluted and damaged.” The world has been experiencing the devastating consequences of inaction on climate...

Blood for Oil: Energy and Climate Security are “Two Sides of the Same Coin”

The United States and Europe have both experienced the devastating effects of climate change. Severe storms and unpredictable weather patterns have caused massive damage to coastal cities, including Super-storm Hurricane Sandy. Other threats to our national security include economic consequences. The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has released a report,...

Environmental and Animal Rights Extremists in the United States

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has released a new report entitled, “An Overview of Bombing and Arson Attacks by Environmental and Animal Rights Extremists in the United States, 1995-2010: Final Report to the Resilient Systems Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department...

National Strategy for the Arctic Region

The White House released the “National Strategy for the Arctic Region” which sets forth the United States Government’s strategic priorities for the Arctic region. The strategy intends to position the United States to respond effectively to challenges and emerging opportunities arising from significant increases in Arctic activity due to the...