The Earth is locked on an “irreversible” course of climatic disruption from the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and the impacts will only worsen unless nations agree to dramatic cuts in pollution,...
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38 Federal Agencies Reveal Their Vulnerabilities to Climate Change — And What They’re Doing About It
The Obama administration published a small library’s worth of climate change documents on Friday, outlining 38 federal agencies’ vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them — as well as a separate and even larger set of new government-wide plans to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and achieve new targets for sustainability.
International talks in Australia on establishing two marine reserve areas, each larger than Texas, in the waters around Antarctica ended in failure on Friday, with some delegates to the negotiations saying that China and...
The federal government needs to pay more attention to what’s often referred to as “the other carbon dioxide problem” – the acidification of the oceans – to help stave off widespread damage to seafood, tourism and storm protection, according to a new federal report.
The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages.
This week, the White House revealed its Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda, laying out four strategies to address climate resiliency – 1) foster climate-resilient lands and waters, 2) manage and enhance U.S. carbon sinks, 3) enhance community preparedness and resilience by utilizing and sustaining natural resources, and 4) modernize Federal programs, investments, and delivery of services to build resilience and enhance sequestration of biological carbon.
The federal government can and will continue to do more to help mitigate the damaging effects of climate change, a top administration official said.
President Obama vowed Tuesday to push for completion next year of a comprehensive treaty reducing greenhouse gas emissions, warning that the Earth’s climate appears to be “changing faster than our efforts to address it.”...
The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing titled “The Administration’s Climate Plan: Failure by Design”.