Climate

New Science Report Underscores Urgency of Climate Change Threat

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presenting the new report on climate change

“It is extremely likely that more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010 was caused by the anthropogenic increase in greenhouse gas concentrations.”

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Secretary Kerry on New Report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

With this report, we have yet another round of authoritative, peer-reviewed science to prove it.

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Resources for the Future Policy Leadership Forum: Climate Change Discussion with the EPA

Simply put: the economy isn’t a reason to fear action, it’s a reason to take it.

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Launch of Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

The launch of the Global Alliance offers the opportunity to share knowledge, make investments, and develop policies that will empower all producers to adapt to climate change and to mitigate greenhouse gases in agriculture while increasing sustainable production.

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President Obama speaks at UN Climate Change Summit

No nation is immune… Worldwide, this summer was the hottest ever recorded — with global carbon emissions still on the rise.

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Ambassador Hamamoto Speaks at WHO Conference on Health and Climate

We continue to support the WHO’s efforts to address climate change, working alongside fellow U.N. organizations such as the U.N. Environment Program and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Facts on U.S.-China Dialogue Strategic Track Select Outcomes

On the occasion of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) July 9-10, 2014, the United States and China agreed to, among other things:

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EPA’s McCarthy on Announcement of Clean Power Plan

EPA is proposing a Clean Power Plan that will cut carbon pollution from our power sector, by using cleaner energy sources, and cutting energy waste.

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U.S. Plans Carbon Cuts from Power Plants

EPA Administrator Gina Mc Carthy  at lectern

The Obama administration is taking action to reduce the amount of carbon sent into the atmosphere by electric power production, the source of about one-third of all domestic greenhouse gases and the single largest source of carbon pollution.

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State’s Frantz: 10 Takeaways from Obama’s Speech at West Point

Doug Frantz: “In his commencement address to the graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, President Obama laid out his vision of America’s leadership on the global stage. Here are 10 highlights that drew my attention.”

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