Decade of climate evidence strengthens case for EPA’s endangerment finding

by Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News

Scientific understanding of the risks greenhouse gases pose to public health and welfare has strengthened and broadened in the decade since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made its landmark “endangerment finding,” according to a new review of the latest science published Thursday.

From the worsening of chronic disease to the perils hurricanes and wildfire, the peer-reviewed paper published in the academic journal Science found new evidence of risk in all eight of the areas cited in the EPA finding, which focused on carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases.

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