During its four years in power, the oil-friendly Trump administration kept the Environmental Protection Agency\u0026#039;s Climate Change Indicators page completely frozen, suppressing an updated assessment of how the planetary emergency is affecting the United States and other parts of the world.But on Wednesday, the Biden EPA relaunched the page with new data showing that U.S. cities are experiencing more frequent and intense heat waves, ocean and lake temperatures are climbing, sea levels on U.S. coasts are rising, and wildfire season is peaking earlier.Those and other alarming trends detailed on the revamped page—which emphasizes that many of the changes \u0022are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities\u0022—constitute further evidence of the \u0022urgency for action on the climate crisis,\u0022 EPA Administrator Michael Regan said in a statement.\u0022With this long overdue update,\u0022 Regan added, \u0022we now have additional data and a new set of indicators that show climate change has become even more evident, stronger, and extreme—as has the imperative that we take meaningful action.\u0022Yay! The @EPA climate indicators page has finally been updated and refreshed! Although the data itself is... yikesLots of information to explore and share - check it out at https://t.co/2YvAYj1Lew pic.twitter.com/RtmWoDZdQV— Zack Labe (@ZLabe) May 12, 2021In addition to bringing up to date the page\u0026#039;s previously existing categories, the EPA added new sections detailing how rising global temperatures have reduced the surface area of glaciers in Glacier National Park, Montana; shortened the duration of ice cover in the Great Lakes; and lowered permafrost temperatures in Alaska.\u0022There is no small town, big city, or rural community that is unaffected by the climate crisis,\u0022 Regan told the\u0026nbsp;New York Times on Wednesday. \u0022Americans are seeing and feeling the impacts up close, with increasing regularity.\u0022After four years of dormancy — as a part of @POTUS\u0026#039;s commitment to scientific quality and transparency — we have relaunched Climate Change Indicators in the United States. As @EPAMichaelRegan said, \u0022Combatting climate change – it’s not optional. It’s essential.\u0022 #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/ohKgEWatRp— U.S. EPA (@EPA) May 12, 2021As the Washington Post reported Wednesday, the Trump administration \u0022delayed an update to the EPA\u0026#039;s peer-reviewed report on climate change indicators, first published in 2010.\u0022\u0022As a result, the report offers a snapshot of the extent to which the science around climate change grew more detailed and robust during [former President Donald] Trump\u0026#039;s term, even as his administration at times tried to stifle those findings,\u0022 the Post noted. \u0022The Trump administration did not take down the climate indicators page, leaving it up with outdated information.\u0022During his White House tenure, Trump repeatedly questioned the findings of government climate scientists, attempted to bury research on the climate emergency\u0026#039;s impact, and weakened regulations aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions.Kristina Dahl, a senior climate scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, said that while the Biden administration\u0026#039;s decision to revive the EPA assessment is welcome, \u0022it\u0026#039;s a bare minimum that this kind of data should be updated regularly and available to the public.\u0022\u0022We have a very long, uphill road ahead of us for actually enacting policies that will make change,\u0022 Dahl told the Times.