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Question

Where can I get the latest information about how climate change is affecting me in the U.S. and what I can do about it?

Answer

Recently released by the White House, the “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States” report is the most up-to-date authoritative assessment of climate change science available. It states that:

This landmark report was issued by the Global Climate Research Program and was written by experts from 13 U.S. government agencies and several major universities and research institutes. It specifically:

The good news is that it’s not too late to act.

Here are a few things you can do:

NOAA is also working hard to lead an interagency initiative to establish a National Climate Service. Such a group would be an important scientific resource for more comprehensive information to help users better understand, adapt to and mitigate climate change.

This month’s expert: Rachel Wilhelm, NOAA Office of Communications and External Affairs

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