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"Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," declared the newest National Climate Assessment report, released in early May.  

NCA Report: Climate Change Escalating in All U.S. Regions

June 4, 2014

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"Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," declared the newest National Climate Assessment report, released in early May. Climate change’s impacts are already being felt across the nation, in every U.S. region—bringing heat waves, heavy rain and extreme storms, drought, wildfires, insect invasions, rising sea levels, and other dangers.

The report launched a push by President Obama to focus attention on global warming and help Americans connect it to extreme weather and other changes in their own backyards. “Inside Washington we still have climate deniers who shout loud, but they are wasting everybody’s time,” the President said. “Climate change is a fact.” The administration aims to build support for tough regulations that will limit emissions from existing power plants. The administration’s new Clean Power Plan was unveiled on June 2.

The NCA report and President Obama’s appearances have kept climate change in the news. Drew Harvell and David Wolfe, lead authors for the “Oceans” and “Northeast” regions, and other ACSF faculty fellows commented in dozens of stories in major media outlets, including BBC, Boston GlobeWashington Post, Huffington PostLiveScienceTimes Union, NBCWBNG, and the Democrat and Chronicle

Explore the NCA report