national climate assessment

National Climate Assessment Predicts a Challenging Future for Water Resources

May 15, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Climate Assessment and Water Risks

It’s time to take serious action to prepare for the impacts of climate change, so warns the newest National Climate Assessment report. Some of the biggest impacts will be felt along our rivers, lakes and ocean coastlines as weather shifts towards extremes, and as sea levels continue to rise.[read more]

5 Climate Charts That Should Deeply Worry the Electricity Sector

May 13, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Electricity Sector and Risk

The federal government very recently released its third National Climate Assessment. The 800-page report highlights alarming data about the threat of storms, droughts, heat waves and other severe events that could disrupt energy infrastructure.[read more]

National Climate Assessment Report: Who Cares?

May 13, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Climate Studies and Public Apathy?

Earlier this week the White House released the latest National Climate Assessment Report, causing the rare flurry of attention in the mainstream press. The report summarized what anyone paying attention already knows; that climate change is happening now and impacting all parts of the world.[read more]

Landmark Report Warns Time Is Running Out To Save US From Climate Catastrophe

May 8, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Climate Warning

The National Climate Assessment is the definitive statement of current and future impacts of carbon pollution on the United States. And the picture it paints is stark: Inaction will devastate much of the arable land of the nation’s breadbasket — and ruin a livable climate for most Americans.[read more]