A sign urging action to combat human-induced climate change. Scientists and policy experts speculated as to why the Trump administration issued a tough climate report last Friday. Credit: Tobias Titz/Getty Images Scientists and policy experts say the White House released the report, which differs from the administration’s stance, without political tampering to avoid potential further controversy
November 6, 2017 — Although the Trump administration is busily rolling back Obama era climate policies, it also allowed the release last Friday of a major report that runs counter to the
Continue reading Experts Ponder Why Administration Released Tough Climate Report A satellite image of an atmospheric river over the northeastern Pacific on 20 February 2017, which helped California and the American West emerge from a 5-year drought. Atmospheric rivers—relatively long, narrow regions in the atmosphere—transport most of the water vapor outside of the tropics. When a large atmospheric river makes landfall, extreme precipitation—sometimes double the amount of rain that fell in the preceding 5 months—and flooding can result. The frequency and intensity of atmospheric rivers and droughts are just two realms explored in a new report that focuses on the effects of climate change across the United States. Credit: Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory/VIIRS/Suomi-NPP A new U.S. government report shows that climate is changing and that human activities will lead to many more changes. These changes will affect sea levels, drought frequency, severe precipitation, and more
November 3, 2017 — Today scientists released a new report that details how climate change is affecting weather and climate across the United States and how future changes in climate could play out across the country.
Continue reading How Will Climate Change Affect the United States in Decades to Come