Climate Change

CRS Reports: You Paid for Them — You May As Well Read Them

Here are some recent reports by the Congressional Research Service related to the environment/energy beat. Congress does not release them to the public. We again thank the Federation of American Scientists' Government Secrecy Project for doing so. 

"'Warming Hole' Delayed Climate Change Over Eastern United States"

"Climate scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have discovered that particulate pollution in the late 20th century created a "warming hole" over the eastern United States-that is, a cold patch where the effects of global warming were temporarily obscured."

Source: SPX, 04/30/2012

Study Sees Heat Hitting Hard in Iowa, Other Corn Belt States in Future

"Get ready for the heat. Scientists at Stanford University in California and Purdue University in Indiana say global warming is going to hit hard in Corn Belt states where it most matters -- the corn market. The study, financed by the U.S. Department of Energy, says that the corn market will be walloped in the coming years by climate change."

Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette, 04/30/2012
May 1, 2012

Two CAMEL (Climate, Adaptation, Mitigation, E-Learning) Webinars

NASA Time Machine Visualization on May 1st will introduce you to exciting resources for teaching about climate change science and solutions that are located on the CAMEL web portal.


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