The EPA has brought back their website detailing “ongoing climate threats” which were being suppressed by the Trump Administration.

Heat waves across the country are more frequent, more intense, and last longer. Wildfires are burning more land. The East and Gulf Coasts are flooding more often, while ice sheets are disappearing and sea levels are rising.

U.S. brings back climate change website detailing ongoing threats | Reuters

The first graph on their website shows CO2 concentrations, in an attempt to link CO2 with climate.

Climate Change Indicators in the United States | US EPA

Then they have heatwave graphs going back to the 1960s, showing heatwaves increasing.

Climate Change Indicators: Heat Waves | Climate Change Indicators in the United States | US EPA

Their old heatwave graph shows that they cherry picked the lowest point in the dataset, and that heatwaves were much less severe in the second half of the 20th century than in the first half.

Climate Change Indicators: Heat Waves | Climate Change Indicators in the United States | US EPA

The National Climate Assessment showed the same thing.

Temperature Changes in the United States – Climate Science Special Report

Summers are also getting shorter, with May temperatures getting cooler

Summers have gotten much cooler in the US over the past century.

September temperatures are getting cooler as well.

On May 22, 1911, almost the entire northeast US was over 90F (32C) and Maine was over 100F (38C.)

22 May 1911, Page 1 – The Sydney Morning Herald at Newspapers.com

The EPA shows forest fires burn acreage has been increasing since 1983.

Climate Change Indicators: Wildfires | Climate Change Indicators in the United States | US EPA

The entire US Forest Service data set shows that burn acreage has plummeted as CO2 has increased.

National Report on Sustainable Forests — 2010

TimesMachine: October 9, 1938 – NYTimes.com

Their drought graph shows that the climate isn’t changing

Climate Change Indicators: Drought | Climate Change Indicators in the United States | US EPA

Sea ice extent at both poles is close to the 1981-2010 median.

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Se level has been rising for 20,000 years, and there is no indication it is accelerating

File:Post-Glacial Sea Level.png – Wikimedia Commons

9452210 Juneau, Alaska

9447130 Seattle, Washington

9439040 Astoria, Oregon

9419750 Crescent City, California

9414750 Alameda, California

9410230 La Jolla, California

8771450 Galveston Pier 21, Texas

8761724 Grand Isle, Louisiana

8720030 Fernandina Beach, Florida

8574680 Baltimore, Maryland

8534720 Atlantic City, New Jersey

8518750 The Battery, New York

8443970 Boston, Massachusetts

The last time CO2 levels were this high, temperatures were 5F warmer – meaning that this time, they are 5F cooler. In other words, CO2 doesn’t control the temperature.

What Earth was like last time CO2 levels were as high as today

via Real Climate Science

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May 21, 2021  by tonyheller