USEPA Relaunches Climate Indicators Website
In a press release issued on May 12, 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the relaunch of its climate change indicators website. The website is a valuable resource for land planners, scientists, policy makers, students, and the general public, providing extensive peer reviewed data gathered from more than 50 partners in governmental agencies, academic institutions, and other data collectors. The data, stretching over decades, is enhanced by interactive graphs, maps, trend analysis, and condition tracking tools.
The website is focused on the impact of climate change on human health and the environment in the United States. It addresses the following general topics: greenhouse gases, weather and climate, oceans, snow and ice, human consequences, and adaptation and resilience.
USEPA Administrator Michael S. Regan called the website “a crucial scientific resource that underscores the urgency for action on the climate crisis. With this long overdue update, we now have additional data and a new set of indicators that show climate change has become even more evident, stronger, and extreme – as has the imperative that we take meaningful action.”