Rachel Licker

Rachel Licker is a senior climate scientist with the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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The report is being prepared by experts from a diverse array of countries and institutions, including from the United States. (Photo: IISD) Views
Monday, September 24, 2018
Understanding 1.5°C: The IPCC’s Forthcoming Special Report
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – an international body that develops non-policy prescriptive climate science assessments for decisionmakers – is currently compiling a Special Report that will provide information on what it would take to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees...
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"The U.S. government’s latest assessment of the state of our climate told us that human activity likely contributed to at least 92% of the change in Earth’s average temperature observed since 1951." ( Photo: Victoria Pickering/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, February 09, 2018
Pruitt Squirming Away From The Weight of Climate Evidence
Since taking office, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has shifted how he talks about climate change. You may have heard that he recently suggested that global warming might actually be a good thing. If the consequences of global warming weren’t so serious for Americans, his determination to take down...
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