Science Back into EPA Assessment of Climate Change Threat

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added dozens of scientific accounts about global warming threats to a key document that is expected to help drive federal regulations for curbing U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases, according to an agency draft [PDF] obtained by Greenwire.

Twenty-eight EPA scientists, engineers and other career employees are now working on a nearly 2-year-old “technical support document” that synthesizes climate research on everything from melting sea ice to forest fires and air pollution.

In the latest 161-page document, dated March 9, EPA officials include several new studies highlighting how a warming planet is likely to mean more intense U.S. heat waves and hurricanes, shifting migration patterns for plants and wildlife, and the possibility of up to a foot of global sea level rise in the next century.

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