A new section of GlobalChange.gov features indicators that visually communicate some of the key aspects and effects of climate change . Users can provide feedback to help shape a broader indicators system that will inform the next National Climate Assessment.
PostedSep 21, 2014
Scenarios, Observations, Mitigation, International, Carbon Cycle, Energy
According to the new Global Carbon Budget for 2014, carbon dioxide emissions reached a record high in 2013 and are on track to do so again this year.
PostedApr 14, 2014
Scenarios, Mitigation, International, Energy
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels, despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Nevertheless, a wide array of technological measures and behavioral changes could limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
PostedMar 28, 2014
Mitigation, Carbon Cycle, Agriculture & Food, Energy
Today, delivering on an important part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the White House released a strategy to cut methane emissions. The strategy summarizes the sources of methane emissions, commits to new steps to cut emissions of this potent greenhouse gas, and outlines the Administration’s efforts to improve the measurement of methane emissions.
PostedDec 9, 2013
In the latest step under his Climate Action Plan, President Obama signed a Memorandum on December 5th directing the Federal Government to consume 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020—more than double the current level.
PostedFeb 12, 2013
Mitigation, Carbon Cycle, Energy
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas emissions data gathered through the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).
PostedJun 18, 2010
Mitigation, International, Energy
As part of the U.S. Government Review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN), the U.S. Government is soliciting comments from experts in relevant fields of expertise.
PostedMay 19, 2010
Physical Climate, Observations, Modeling, Mitigation, Carbon Cycle, Energy, Adaptation
As part of its most comprehensive study of climate change to date, the National Research Council today issued three reports emphasizing why the U.S. should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change.