This post was co-written with Forbes Tompkins, an intern with WRI’s Climate and Energy Program.
A new federal report reveals alarming statistics on climate change. According to…
A draft of the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) was made for public review and will be released online today.
The climate talks (COP18) wrapped up today in Doha, Qatar, with package of decisions, including an agreement to move forward an international climate agreement by 2015.
Following are key developments:
The parties resolved the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol by adopting amendments;
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The latest Emissions Gap Report, by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, is being released today. The report finds that emissions are now around 14 percent above where they need to be. The gap is on course to be 8 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2020, which is 2 Gt higher than last year’s assessment.
The World Bank Group just released a groundbreaking new report on climate change, called Turn Down the Heat, which offers a vivid assessment of what 4 degrees Celsius of global temperature rise would mean for the world.
Following is a statement by Andrew Steer, President, World Resources Institute:
Full audio recording of WRI’s press call below:
This post is part of WRI’s “Extreme Weather Watch” series, which explores the link between climate change and extreme events. Read our other posts in this…
Heat and drought continue to blanket the United States, leaving 54 percent of the nation’s pasture and rangeland, 38 percent of its corn crop, and 30 percent of soybeans in “poor” or “very poor” condition…
This post is part of WRI’s “Extreme Weather Watch” series, which explains the link between climate change and extreme events.