Category Archives: Assessments of Climate Impacts and Adaptation

What to do about the "Social Cost of Carbon" metric? -- Part 2

The models used to calculate a Social Cost of Carbon for use in estimating the benefits of reducing carbon emissions fall far short of including a wide range of expected damages from global climate disruption. Using an SCC metric, or … Continue reading

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What to do about the "Social Cost of Carbon" metric? -- Part 1

Is the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) metric a good tool for use in making government decisions related to climate change and fossil fuel development? The EPA uses it in economically justifying its rules on reducing carbon emissions from vehicles … Continue reading

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2014 National Climate Assessment key findings, Part 4: Response Strategies

The 2014 National Climate Assessment provides the most comprehensive current analysis of the observed and projected consequences for the U.S. of global climate disruption. Here, in this final part of a 4-part series, we look at the key findings and … Continue reading

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2014 National Climate Assessment key findings, Part 3: Regions

The 2014 National Climate Assessment provides the most comprehensive current analysis of the observed and projected consequences for the U.S. of global climate disruption. Here, extracted from the 30 chapters in the final report, we look at the key findings … Continue reading

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2014 National Climate Assessment key findings, Part 2: Sectors

The 2014 National Climate Assessment provides the most comprehensive current analysis of the observed and projected consequences for the U.S. of global climate disruption. Here, extracted from the 30 chapters in the final report, we look at the key findings … Continue reading

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2014 National Climate Assessment key findings, Part 1: Overview and Our Changing Climate

The 2014 National Climate Assessment provides the most comprehensive current analysis of the observed and projected consequences for the U.S. of global climate disruption. Here, extracted from the 30 chapters in the final report, we look at the key findings … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal’s attempts to politicize National Climate Assessment fall flat

In response to the release of the latest National Climate Assessment, the Wall Street Journal has unleashed an unfortunately typical stream of distractions, straw men, and outright falsehoods in the form of an editorial as well as an op-ed by … Continue reading

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U.S. National Climate Assessment: Resources and media

The 2014 National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts in the United States, was given final approval and released by the Obama administration today. “Climate change presents a major challenge for society,” the report warned. “There is mounting evidence that harm … Continue reading

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U.S. National Climate Assessment to be released May 6

The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, May 6) at 8 am EDT to approve the final version of the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment. The report will be posted online. At 2 pm EDT on … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal misquotes IPCC to advocate inaction on climate change

A new editorial in the Wall Street Journal distorts and cherry-picks quotations from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, asserting that the report walks back on climate alarm. In fact, we’re in more climate trouble than we’ve ever … Continue reading

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