U.S. EPA Issues First Climate Data Update Since 2016

May 12, 2021, 6:58 PM

In the five years since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last updated its climate-science scorecard, the world has seen five of the six hottest years on record and California has endured three of its five most destructive wildfires. The number of heatwaves tripled in the last decade from two a year on average in the 1960s.

The agency today published new data that shows in greater detail than previous updates how global warming is affecting the U.S.

“We want to reach people in every corner of this country because there is no small town, big city or rural community that’s unaffected by the ...

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