University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, Dr. Andrew Light, is one of the editors of the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment, released on November 23rd 2018.
Undertaken once every four years, the National Climate Assessment is a comprehensive review of how climate change will impact - and is already impacting - the United States. The 2018 report is the most comprehensive review to date, produced by thirteen United States Government departments and agencies, and involving over 300 government and non-government scientists and analysts. The report breaks down current and future climate-related stressors in ten U.S. regions and analyzes sixteen sectors of the economy.
To hear Professor Light explain why the report is so timely, and so important, read and listen to this NPR feature by Rebecca Hersher, 'Climate Change is Already Hurting U.S. Communities, Federal Report Says' (first published and aired on NPR's 'All Things Considered,' 11/23/2018).
November 24, 2018