Science Inventory

Climate Change Indicators for the United States

Citation:

Climate Change Indicators for the United States. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., 2012.

Impact/Purpose:

The report brings together data sets into an easy-to-understand presentation of indicators of national and regional importance. The report is intended to serve as a communication tool to inform policymakers and a wide range of stakeholders. Environmental indicators help people to better understand rends over time in the state of the environment, key factors that influence the environment, and effects on ecosystems and society. . This report presents a set of key indicators to help readers understand observed long-term trends related to the causes and effects of climate change, the significance of these changes, and their possible conse¬quences for people, the environment, and society. Originally published in 2010, EPA publishes a new edition of the report approximately every two years. See www.epa.gov/climatechange/indicators to access the report and its technical documentation. This report consists of peer-reviewed, publicly available data from a number of government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations. The report, including its technical documentation, undergoes external peer review. The technical documentation associated with the report ensures that each indicator is fully transparent—so readers can learn where the data come from, how each indicator was calculated, and how accurately each indicator represents the intended environmental condition.

Description:

EPA’s publishes the Climate Change Indicators for the United States report to communicate information about the science and impacts of climate change, track trends in environmental quality, and inform de¬cision-making. This report presents a set of key indicators to help readers understand observed long-term trends related to the causes and effects of climate change, the significance of these changes, and their possible conse¬quences for people, the environment, and society. Originally published in 2010, EPA publishes a new edition of the report approximately every two years. See www.epa.gov/climatechange/indicators to access the report and its technical documentation. This report consists of peer-reviewed, publicly available data from a number of government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations. The report, including its technical documentation, undergoes external peer review. The technical documentation associated with the report ensures that each indicator is fully transparent—so readers can learn where the data come from, how each indicator was calculated, and how accurately each indicator represents the intended environmental condition.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Record Released: 01/03/2012
Record Last Revised: 10/24/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 240344

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF AIR AND RADIATION

OFFICE OF ATMOSPHERIC PROGRAMS

CLIMATE CHANGE DIVISION

CLIMATE SCIENCE AND IMPACTS BRANCH