Third National Climate Assessment
The United States government has released the Third National Climate Assessment which summarizes the impact of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. This report shows the impacts on climate change by geographic region and by economic and societal sector including energy, agriculture and health.
See Ecohealth's Unbalancing Act section to learn how environmental changes brought on by human actions are throwing systems 'out of balance'.
D.C. climate will shift in 2047, researchers say; tropics will feel unprecedented change first
This article discusses how the earth will enter into a new global climate by the year 2047 if we continue "business-as-usual" energy consumption. Though we see more warming by the Earth's pole, the tropics are especially vulnerable because small changes in climate will affect a wide range of species. In regards to human impact, the area around the equator is home to billions of people in poor nations with fewer resources to help them cope with the change.
See EcoHealth's Taking our Temperature section for more information on climate change and its impact on the environment, humans and other species.