National Climate Assessment

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Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100

Published: 
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 3:55pm

The United States already warmed on average 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit over the past century and will warm at least 3 more degrees by 2100 unless fossil fuel use is dramatically curtailed, scientists from more than a dozen federal agencies concluded in their latest in-depth assessment.

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Looks Like Rain Again. And Again.

Published: 
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:48am
Category: 
Water

The acid test of a scientific theory is whether it makes predictions that eventually come true. 

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Miami Finds Itself Ankle-Deep in Climate Change Debate

Published: 
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 1:37pm
Category: 
Water

The sunny-day flooding was happening again. During high tide one recent afternoon, Eliseo Toussaint looked out the window of his Alton Road laundromat and watched bottle-green saltwater seep from the gutters, fill the street and block the entrance to his front door.

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U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods

Published: 
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:45am

The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault from heat-loving insects.