National Climate Assessment


Three Major Mistakes the House Science Committee Chairman Made in the Wall Street Journal

, , director, Center for Science & Democracy

Yesterday, the House Science Committee approved the Secret Science Reform Act on a party line vote.  The bill purports to provide full access to the scientific basis for EPA decision making, but in fact it is a sham call for government transparency when its effect is nothing of the kind. On the contrary, numerous open government groups, including UCS,  have raised concerns about the legislation. Read more >

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House Science Committee Chairman Smith: Please Read the National Climate Assessment

, , director, Center for Science & Democracy

The Third National Climate Assessment is out, fully available to the public, and gives the most detailed picture yet of how global warming is affecting the United States. It was an exhausting effort over more than three years by hundreds of scientists. I had the privilege of being one of the authors, and I am proud of the work we did. Read more >

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Farms, Forests, and Climate Change: Few Opportunities, Many Challenges

, , senior climate scientist

Farmers and foresters already face a great deal of uncertainty in their professions. All it takes is a few weeks of intense drought, a single hailstorm, or an uncontrolled wildfire to destroy the results of their labors, and with it, their livelihoods. Read more >

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The Human Toll of Sea Level Rise: What the 2014 National Climate Assessment Doesn’t Say about It (But We Can)

, , senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program

The good news about the 2014 National Climate Assessment (NCA) is that, unlike past assessments, it is able to connect climate change much more directly to our lives. Read more >

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The Silent Killer: Extreme Heat in the Western U.S.

, , former scientist and Kendall Science Fellow

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) makes an important statement: the trends in heat waves for the western U.S. are alarmingly clear and pose a major threat for the local population. Heat waves are becoming more common and more severe in this region and their increase in frequency and severity is consistent with a warming world. Read more >

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