climate-change-impacts

Third U.S. National Climate Assessment released

Yesterday, the Office of the President of the United States announced  an information campaign that will be ongoing to inform the U.S. public of the consequences of changing climate patterns and conditions in the U.S. The announcement coincided with the release of the Third National Climate Assessment of scientists in the U.S. You can read an announcement of all this here). The climate report and the White House announcement has major consequences for the political discussion of climate change and fossil fuels, including prospects for the Alberta tar sands and for LNG/fracking in North America. This fact sheet summarizes what climate change will mean for regions and major sectors of the U.S. economy.

The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences. http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/

Stories:

‘Screwed?’ US Climate Report Says Era of ‘Normal’ Over, CounterCurrents

Obama Administration releases Third National Climate Assessment for the United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods, New York Times

U.S. climate report says global warming impact already severe, Washington Post

The 5 Scariest Charts In The New National Climate Assessment, Huffington Post

White House unveils climate change report with ‘urgent’ call for action, The Guardian

Climate change wreaking havoc in America’s backyard, scientists warn, The Guardian

To Fox, A Legally Mandated Climate Change Report Is Just Another Distraction, Media Matters

Landmark report warns time is running out to save U.S. from climate catastrophe, Joe Romm

Climate assessment warns of dire effects in Alaska, Chron

Earth Could Warm 11 Degrees By 2100: U.S. Climate Assessment, Environment News Service

If You Think Climate Change Is Only A Distant Threat, Then You Need To See These Charts, Business Insider

 

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On Sept 19, 2023 ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit in New York City, climate activists gathered for a rally and civil disobedience outside Bank of America Tower in Midtown Manhattan as part of the March to End Fossil Fuels wave of actions resulting in multiple arrests. Activists demand Bank of America to “Defund Climate Chaos and Defend Human Rights” Photo: Erik McGregor (CC BY-NC 2.0 Deed)

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