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The corals that come back from the dead

In an astonishing and unexpected revival, dubbed the ‘Phoenix Effect’, reefs around the world are returning to life. Read More

The Science of Climate Change in National Parks Video Series

These videos discover the science of climate change in national parks through interviews with scientists. Read More

Global Politics of Food and Water

The 2014 annual Camden Conference focused on the Global Politics of Food and Water. Presentations were videotaped, and are available for viewing on the Camden Conference website. Keynote Address: Two Pathways into the Future: Which to Choose? Fred Kirschenmann: Leopold Center, Iowa State University The Role of Agricultural Biodiversity in Adapting to Climate Change Ann Tutwiler: Director General, Bioversity International Africa’s Next Harvest: Technological Leapfrogging and Sustainable Agriculture Calestous Juma: Professor of the Practice of International Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change Andrew Guzman: Berkeley Law School, Author of “Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change” New Solutions for a Changing Ocean Andreas Merkl: CEO and President, Ocean Conservancy Panel: Panel on What Agriculture Practices Are Best to Insure Global Food Security Opportunities for Big Climate Solutions from Small-Scale Production Kathleen Merrigan: former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Consultant What can we learn from China about Feeding the World? Jim Harkness: Senior Advisor on China, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy X-Farming: Coming to a Planet Near You Dave Gustafson: Senior Science Fellow, Monsanto Company Food Security Challenges Facing Maine and the United States Chellie Pingree:, Member Maine, US House of Representatives. International Food Security: The Limits of Global Governance Robert Paarlberg: Adjunct Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, author of “Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know.” Agriculture, Water and Nutrition: A Crisis or Will New Technologies Be in Time? Gus Schumacher: Vice President of Policy, Wholesome Wave Foundation Read More

EPA's Response to the Petitions to Reconsider the Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act

This set of volumes is a response by the EPA to ten petitions filed to challenge the determination that climate change is real. The EPA dismisses the petitioners’ claims, reiterating the evidence of anthropogenic global climate change. Read More

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

This brochure highlights a report that summarizes the science of climate change, and the impacts of climate change on the United States. Read More

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

This fact sheet draws information from the Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States report that describes how climate change affects coastal areas in the United States. Read More

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Highlights

This booklet highlights key findings of Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, a state of knowledge report about the observed and projected consequences of climate change for our nation and people. It is an authoritative scientific report written in plain language, with the goal of better informing public and private decision making at all levels. The report draws from a large body of scientific information including the set of 21 synthesis and assessment products from the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and much more. It also includes new information published since these assessments were released. While the primary focus of the report is on the impacts of climate change in the United States, it also discusses some of the actions society is already taking or can take to respond to the climate challenge. These include limiting climate change by, for example, reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases or increasing their removal from the atmosphere. The importance of our current choices about heat-trapping emissions is underscored by comparing impacts resulting from higher versus lower emissions scenarios. Choices about emissions made now will have far-reaching consequences for climate change impacts, with lower emissions reducing the magnitude of climate change impacts and the rate at which they appear. The report also identifies examples of options currently being pursued to cope with or adapt to the impacts of climate change and/or other environmental issues. One example of adaptation is included in this booklet. There is generally insufficient information at present to evaluate the effectiveness, costs, and benefits of potential adaptation actions. This booklet includes a brief overview of the 10 key findings of the report, using examples from the report to illustrate each finding. References for material in this booklet, including figures, can be found in the full report. Read More

State of the Climate in 2008

This report describes observations of precipitation, temperature, and other climatology metrics from different global regions. Read More

Our Planet : Sustainable Transport - On the Right Track

Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to policies meant to reduce the carbon emissions from cars, trucks, and planes by converting fleets to cleaner, renewable fuels, and by moving government subsidies from highway infrastructure to public transportation. Read More

Polls on the Environment and Global Warming

This report is a meta-analysis of twenty years of public opinion polls about Americans views on environmental quality, environmental policy, and environmental science. Read More


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