In addition, under Secretary Sally Jewell’s leadership, the Department of the Interior and its Bureau of Land Management have taken significant steps to modernize energy production on the millions of acres of publicly owned land they a
WASHINGTON —After five years of slow-walk, scuttle, and delay by the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration is letting global warming science speak for itself with the release today of Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, a synthesis of years of peer-reviewed climate research conducted by 13 federal agencies beginning more than a decade ago.
Exactly 10 months after President Obama introduced America's Great Outdoors, he rolled-out the inclusive report at the White House in front of a diverse crowd of interested stakeholders. I was one of the many people looking forward to the event, as we've been working to shape the initiative since it was announced on April 16th.
A long-awaited government science report — the first comprehensive national assessment in a decade of the current and predicted impacts of global climate change — was released by the Obama administration June 16 at a packed White House news briefing.
Release of the report follows years of foot-dragging by the Bush administration, which preferred quibbling about the reality of global warming to doing anything about it, and which sat on the report’s scientific findings for years.