climate change science

Human Dimension Needed in U.S. Climate Research

Human Dimension Needed in U.S. Climate Research

WASHINGTON, DC, February 26, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. government’s Climate Change Science Program should expand its agenda to integrate research in the natural and social sciences that will enable the nation to tackle problems communities actually face, says a new report from the National Research Council. Climate change already is changing people’s lives with…

America's Climate Choices: The Process and The Summit

America's Climate Choices: The Process and The Summit

WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2009 (ENS) – After years of being governed by climate skeptics and deniers, America is plunging into the process of choosing how to deal with the undeniable fact of global warming. At the request of Congress, a two-day summit on America’s Climate Choices will be convened by the National Academy of…

Extreme Weather Events Predicted for Warming North America

Extreme Weather Events Predicted for Warming North America

WASHINGTON, DC, July 1, 2008 (ENS) – Atlanta is thirsty, New York is sizzling, Des Moines is flooded – all these situations have happened this year, and a new federal government report predicts an increasing frequency of the same kinds of extremes across North America as the planet warms. Droughts, heavy downpours, excessive heat, and…

Warming Climate Changing U.S. Fields and Forests

Warming Climate Changing U.S. Fields and Forests

WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2008 (ENS) – Forests in the interior western United States, the southwest, and Alaska are already being affected by climate change with increases in the size and frequency of forest fires, insect outbreaks and tree mortality. These changes are expected to continue, according to a new report issued Thursday by the…