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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Health/Medical,Natural Resources

Estimates the physical and monetary benefits to the U.S. of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.  Summarizes results from a five-year, peer-reviewed analysis, the Climate Change Impacts and Risks Analysis (CIRA) project.  Predicts that a global agreement to cut ghg emissions would prevent nearly 70,000 premature American deaths by the end of the 21st century.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


EPA and DOT Propose Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Proposed regulatory standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and vans that would improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution.  Agency press release with links for further information.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Encyclical Letter Laudato Si of the Holy Father Francis on Care for Our Common Home

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Religion/Ethics

The English text of the encyclical from the Pope on global warming and the destruction of the human environment.  From the Vatican


Energy and Climate Change: World Energy Outlook Special Report

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Treaties

Presents a detailed assessment of the energy sector impact of known and anticipated national climate pledges prior to the Paris, December 2015 climate summit, proposes a strategy to deliver a near-term peak in global energy-related GHG emissions, stresses the need to balance energy systems with climate goals, and recommends 4 pillars for COP21 success.  From the International Energy Agency


NEX Global Daily Downscaled Climate Projections

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

Interactive dataset containing climate scenarios for the globe.  Each projection includes daily maximum and minimum temperatures, and precipitation for the periods from 1950 forward to 2100 and is designed for examining climate change impacts at local and regional scales.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Global Change Research Program for Fiscal Year 2016 …

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

Includes the research agenda, recen achievements, and future priorities.  From the U.S. Global Change Research Program


NASA Study Shows Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf Nearing Its Final Act

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

Press release about scientific study of collapsing Antarctic ice shelf, in existence for 10,000 years but expected to completely disappear before the end of the decade.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Enduring Leadership in a Dynamic World: Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review 2015

Categories: Climate Change,Democracy/Peace,Foreign Affairs,Terrorism

Provides a blueprint for promoting America’s interests in economic development, global security, and human rights as the backbone of American foreign policy.  Also outlines four global policy priorities: supporting democracy, opposing violent extremism, advancing inclusive economic growth, and adapting to climate change.  From the State Department


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