Federal Global Warming Report to Be Released

The U.S. Global Change Research Program is set to release a comprehensive report today on the impact of global warming in the United States.

The report culls the best available climate science to present a realistic, detail-oriented assessment of two divergent emissions scenarios:  one in which we continue to overload the atmosphere with global warming pollution by using outdated, dirty fossil fuels, and one in which we deploy clean technology like wind, clean cars, and more efficient energy use to reduce emissions, create jobs, and protect our children and grandchildren from the worst consequences of climate change.

According to Amanda Staudt , climate scientist, National Wildlife Federation, the report is sweeping in its implications: "It's a clarion call for immediate action," she said. "This report basically describes a state of emergency. It says we need to act quickly and decisively. Every state is going to be affected, and every sector of the economy."

Published: June 16, 2009