By Kathiann Kowalski
Despite moves at the federal level to cut environmental rules and programs, work is progressing on a major climate change report.
That report will expand on previous research and draw upon state-specific information for Ohio and other states to make planning easier at the state and local levels, researchers reported at last week’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston.
“It’s pretty clear that climate change is not going to stop, and it will be accelerating if we don’t move to a reduced carbon economy,” said Jerry Melillo, an ecologist at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Mass., and a member of NOAA’s Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. NOAA is one of 13 agencies that are part of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Read more …
Caption: MBL Distinguished Scientist Jerry Melillo at the White House announcing the release of the Third National Climate Assessment in 2014.