In This Issue
Scientific Evidence: Summary of Latest Research
In recent months there have been numerous scientific findings linking human activities to climate change and validating the predicted impacts of global warming. These findings, published in refereed scientific journals, have been summarized and synthesized by the Pew Center in a document entitled “Global Fingerprints of Greenhouse Warming”.
Read the Pew Center's summary of the latest research, “Global Fingerprints of Greenhouse Warming”.
The Pew Center website is updated frequently with the latest information on state and regional activity on climate change.
Watch the Pew Center’s Judi Greenwald discuss the RGGI program (link to video).
*UPDATED*: March 2006 update of “Learning from State Action on Climate Change”.
Read the latest news of how states are addressing climate change.
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Historical and Current Trends
Between 1990 and 2004, United States greenhouse gas emissions increased by 16%. Since 1990, emissions have increased in every year except 1991 and 2001, both recession years. Recent EPA figures for 2004 demonstrate that GHG emissions increased 1.7% from 2003-2004, indicating that relative to 2000, emissions have increased rather than decreased.
View a graph of U.S GHG Emissions from 1990 through 2004.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Holds Climate Conference
On Tuesday, April 4, Eileen Claussen, President of the Pew Center, was one of 29 panelists to participate in a conference-style hearing before the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The subject of the hearing was design elements of a mandatory U.S. cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ms. Claussen spoke about trading and international competitiveness. Other topics included: business perspectives on climate policy design, analysis of domestic design options, and perspectives on domestic design.
The Pew Center was asked to participate based on its responses to a white paper published by the Committee Chairman and top Democrat, Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-New Mexico) and Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico).
Read the Pew Center’s response to the white paper.
Read Eileen Claussen’s opening remarks from the hearing.
Read the statement by the Pew Center on the hearing.
Speeches: An Agenda for Climate Action & Elements of an International Approach to Climate Change
California Climate Action Registry’s annual conference in Dana Point, California, April 20, 2006, Eileen Claussen discussed elements of an international approach to climate change.
Read the speech.
Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, March 30, 2006, Eileen Claussen discussed the Pew Center's comprehensive plan for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Read the speech.
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