After a four-year hiatus during the Trump administration, the EPA has announced the return of its Climate Change Indicators website filled with dozens of updated, and often telltale, graphs produced by the EPA. Below, we round up some of the starkest graphs showing just how rapid climate change is in the U.S. and across the globe. Plus, we take a closer look at the current status of warming oceans, rising sea levels, growing heat waves, and more.
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- Vox - Gregory Svirnovskiy
The Senate on Wednesday took an important step forward on limiting emissions — and meeting its commitments to curb global warming — by voting to limit the unbridled release of methane molecules, often...
- By Flipboard Science
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a 2021 update to its Climate Change Indicators report, reviving a practice that was shelved during the Trump administration. The first update in years warns, "Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events — like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures — are already happening." Read more on the report and the state of the EPA under President Biden.
- The Guardian - Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent
A third of global food production will be at risk by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at their current rate, new research suggests. Many of the world’s most important...
Earth's stratosphere has been shrinking for 40 years. That could one day screw with orbiting satellites.Business Insider - Aylin Woodward
About 7.5 miles above our heads, the stratosphere begins. That slice of sky — where supersonic jets and weather balloons fly — stretches up to 31 miles above Earth's surface. But according to new research,...