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RECORD NUMBER: 26 OF 205
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Climate change indicators in the United States /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Publisher||[Environmental Protection Agency],|
|Report Number||EPA 430-R-10-007|
|Subjects||Climatic changes--United States. ; Greenhouse gases.|
|Additional Subjects||Climate change ; Indicators ; Greenhouse effect ; Gases ; Air pollution ; Emissions ; Atmospheric composition ; Weather ; Climate ; Oceans ; Snow ; Ice ; Ecosystems ; Global warming ; Ozone ; Aerosols ; Trends ; United States|
|Collation||ii, 74 pages : illustrations, some color, charts ; 28 cm|
Over the last several decades, evidence of human influences on climate change has become increasingly clear and compelling. There is indisputable evidence that human activities such as electricity production and transportation are adding to the concentrations of greenhouse gases that are already naturally present in the atmosphere. These heat-trapping gases are now at record-high levels in the atmosphere compared with the recent and distant past. Warming of the climate system is well documented, evident from increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level. The buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is very likely the cause of most of the recent observed increase in average temperatures, and contributes to other climate changes. Collecting and interpreting environmental indicators has played a critical role in our increased understanding of climate change and its causes.
Cover title. "April 2010"--Colophon. "EPA 430-R-10-007"--Colophon. Also available on the Internet. Address as of May 25, 2010 http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/indicators/pdfs/ClimateIndicators_full.pdf. Includes bibliographical references. Printout.
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published this report ... to help readers interpret a set of important indicators to better understand climate change. The report presents 24 indicators, each describing trends in some way related to the causes and effects of climate change. The indicators focus on the United States, but some cases global trends are presented in order to provide context of a basis for comparison."--Page 1.