Climate Science - General

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U.S. EPA: Greenhouse Gases "Threaten the Public Health and Welfare of the American People"

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today (7 December 2009) that greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten the public health and welfare of the American people; and that on-road vehicles contribute to that threat.

In Congressional Hearing, Administration Officials Respond to E-Mail Controversy

In a hearing last week on the state of climate science, White House science adviser John Holdren, addressed Republican assertions that the content of e-mail messages stolen from the University of East Anglia in the U.K. raised fundamental doubts about the strength of climate change science.  “There is and there will remain after the dust settles in this current controversy a very strong scientific consensus on the key characteristics of the [climate change] problem," countered  Holdren. 

Top Administration Officials Warn Congress of Climate Change Impacts and Call for Preparedness Measures

The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming heard yesterday (2 Dec 2009) from two top Obama Administration officials who warned of the growing impacts of climate change and the emphasized the urgency of curbing emissions and preparing for the impacts. 

America’s Hottest Species: A New Report on Climate Change and the Rising Risk of Species Extinction

The Endangered Species Coalition released today (1 December 2009) a report, America’s Hottest Species, on ten of America’s endangered wildlife, birds, fish and plants being affected by climate change.

World can’t afford to wait: Significant global changes have occurred since 1st climate treaty was signed 12 years ago

In the 12 years since the Kyoto protocol was adopted, global emissions of greenhouse gases have increased rapidly, their concentrations in the atmosphere have grown, climate change has accelerated and the impacts have grown more evident.

Leading Researchers Release "The Copenhagen Diagnosis, 2009: Updating the World on the Latest Climate Science"

A group of leading researchers has issued an update of the climate science, warning that "decisions taken now have profound and practically irreversible consequences for many generations to come."

Fisheries of Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf Shift as Climate Changes

Researchers have found that some  fish stocks in the Northwest Atlantic off the coast of New England have been moving northward over the last four decades.

Montana is barometer for climate change with species such as grizzlies, wolverines, lynx and moose as important indicators

Dr. Dan Tyers, U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist, recently discussed the impacts of climate change on large wildlife in southwest Montana.

Upcoming Events Feature Climate Change impacts on Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Events this week in Washington, DC (17 November 2009), and in Bozeman, Montana (19 November), will focus attention on climate change impacts on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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