Two devastating Hurricanes in a row: first Harvey, then Irma. Texas was the first to suffer. Now it’s Florida’s turn to brace for the impact of Irma, among the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading What are Harvey and Irma telling us?
Barack Obama is leading the way in tackling climate change: the US President, on March 19, signed an executive order that requires the federal government to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 40% over the next decade from 2008 levels. At the same time, the President called on the government to increase its share of energy from renewable supplies to 30% during the same period.
The third National Climate Assessment for the United States, released by the Obama Administration on May 6, confirms that climate change is affecting every region of the United States and key sectors of the U.S. economy. Continue reading Clear and present climate hazard in the U.S.