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Click to Climate: EPA’s Data Tracker is Back

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Photo: EPA Climate Change Indicators

After a four-year hiatus under the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Change Indicators website is back in action. The public portal includes data on 54 indicators including sea-level rise, Great Lakes ice cover, heat waves, river flooding, and residential energy use. In tandem with the relaunch, the EPA released a report based on the data. The “disturbing account of the startling changes,” as the Washington Post wrote, includes:


U.S. has entered unprecedented climate territory, EPA warns

By Dino Grandoni and Brady Dennis Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

For years, President Donald Trump and his deputies played down the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and delayed the release of an Environmental Protection Agency report detailing climate-related damage. But on Wednesday, the EPA released a detailed and disturbing account of the startling changes that Earth’s warming had on parts of the United States during Trump’s presidency.


U.S. sees escalating climate change impacts, EPA report finds

By Shawna Chen Photo: Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Environmental Protection Agency released a report on Wednesday warning of disturbing changes across the United States caused at least partially by global warming.

Why it matters: The report was delayed for three years under the Trump administration. The former president and his officials, including EPA administrators, disputed the scientific evidence on global warming and rolled back several Obama-era climate policies.