The White House’s Third National Climate Assessment

Posted: May 8, 2014

White House National Climate AssessmentOn May 6, the White House Administration released the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment about climate-change impacts across all U.S. regions and on critical sectors of the economy.

The report, a key deliverable of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, confirms that climate change is not a distant threat — it’s affecting us now.

John P. Holdren and Kathryn D. Sullivan, write: “For instance, the report finds that, on the whole, summers are longer and hotter, with longer periods of extended heat. Wildfires start earlier in the spring and continue later into the fall. Rain comes down in heavier downpours. People are experiencing changes in the length and severity of seasonal allergies. And climate disruptions to water resources and agriculture have been increasing.” From the May 06, 2014
10:30 AM EDT, What Climate Change Means for Regions Across America, on WhiteHouse.gov/blog.

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