National Climate Assessment

January 27, 2015--Why bigger snowstorms come with global warming (Inside Climate News)

As the oceans warm due to the burning of fossil fuels, the atmosphere above can hold more moisture, which in turn fuels the creation of the most intense precipitation events. The mid-Atlantic is currently 2 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. In the spring, summer and fall, that translates into more of the most intense rainstorms.


June 26, 2014--Helping America's farmers rise to the challenge of climate change (Post Independent)

Farmers, ranchers and foresters have long understood the need to care for our land and water — not only because preserving those resources for our children and their children is the right thing to do, but because they know that our farms and forests are more productive and efficient when they’re properly cared for.


June 6, 2014--Billionaire sets up fund for victims of climate change (San Francisco Chronicle)

Billionaire Tom Steyer, the leading financial underwriter of campaigns to combat climate change, says he is putting up $2 million to start a fund for victims of wildfires and other "extreme weather events." Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor, are announcing the establishment of the Climate Disaster Relief Fund on Friday.

May 7, 2014--The risks to U.S. water resources from climate change (Huff Post)

After three years of intensive effort, research, writing, and review by hundreds of climate scientists, the latest update of the U.S. National Climate Assessment was released today. It includes many long, carefully prepared sectoral and regional studies, and covers the massive range of effects of climate change on the nation, including both changes already observed and expected in the future.


May 6, 2014--Climate-change report could help Colorado prepare (Denver Business Journal)

The massive "National Climate Assessment," released by Obama administration on Tuesday, points to recent events, such as the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire that devastated a Colorado Springs neighborhood, as an indication that the affects of a climate change are already being felt across Colorado.


March 6, 2014--New government report warns of 'cascading system failures' caused by climate change (Huff Post)

From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a pair of government reports released Thursday. he reports are technical documents supporting the National Climate Assessment, a major review compiled by 13 government agencies that the U.S.


March 14, 2013--Scientists: Individual action, adaptation necessary to halt a changing climate (Coloradoan)

Do your small part to adapt to climate change and stop it in its tracks, or a global problem could continue to get worse. That was the primary message from a panel of five Northern Colorado scientists — all of whom helped author the 2013 National Climate Assessment — speaking Wednesday at a Colorado State University forum about the local impacts of climate change.


February 6, 2013--Report: Warming bringing big changes to forests (Denver Post)

Big changes are in store for the nation's forests as global warming increases wildfires and insect infestations, and generates more frequent floods and droughts, the U.S.

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