The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the third edition of a report, ‘Climate Change Indicators in the United States.’ The report pulls together observed data on key measures of our environment, including U.S. and global temperature and precipitation, ocean heat and ocean acidity, sea level, length of growing season, and many others. With 30 indicators that include over 80 maps and graphs showing long-term trends, the report demonstrates that climate change is already affecting our environment and our society.
edition of the Indicators report, which was last published in 2012, adds
additional years of data and four new indicators: Lyme disease, heating
and cooling degree days, wildfires, and water level and temperature in
the Great Lakes. In addition, the report adds four new features that
connect observed data records to local communities and areas of
interest, including cherry blossom bloom dates in Washington D.C.,
timing of ice breakup in two Alaskan rivers, temperature and drought in
the Southwest, and land loss along the mid-Atlantic coast.
compiles decades of observed data in cooperation with a range of federal
government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, universities, and
other institutions. The Indicators report focuses on long-term trends
for key measures of our environment for which high-quality data exist.
Each indicator and the report itself were peer-reviewed by independent
experts, and extensive technical documentation accompanies the report.
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More information about the Climate Change Indicators report: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/indicators.html
Climate Change Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency