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Obama-State-of-Union-2013President Barack Obama annouced his administration's plans for reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change on June 25, 2013.

The plans are comprised of a series of executive orders, that do not require congressional approval. Agencies affected include EPA, Department of Interior, NOAA and NASA.  These documents were released on the day of his speech on climate at Georgetown University. View the President's speech.

 

You may download the plans here.

pdfObama-Carbon-Plan-2013.pdf

pdfObama-Climate-Change-Plan-2013.pdf

A new draft of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) is available for reading and for public comment (until April 12, 2013) at http://ncadac.globalchange.gov/

We will post the final NCA when it becomes available.

In a Science magazine article released March 8, 2013, researchers provide a more detailed and accurate look at climate change from the most recent ice age to the present. The authors claim that today‚Äôs global temperature is warmer than 90% of the time since the last ice age, and that it is warming at a rate that is unprecedented for at least the past 11,000 years.  This is essentially a new, longer and more detailed hockey stick diagram, and it is generating a lot of interest.