Minneapolis posts deleted EPA climate change data

Minneapolis has joined cities around the country in posting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s deleted climate data. The posted data is a snapshot of the EPA site before climate change information was removed. Recognizing that climate change is real, the City is helping make sure people have access to information on it. The City is committed to taking action to adapt to climate threats while reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.

When we burn fossil fuels such as coal and gas, we pump more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This buildup creates a blanket effect, trapping in heat around the world. If nothing is done to halt this process, the planet we leave our children will be hotter with more violent weather, fewer species and disrupted systems such as food chains.

The webpages contain information on the basic science behind climate change, the ways weather is impacted from increased greenhouse gas emissions and actions the federal government has taken to reduce the impact.

Other cities, academic institutions and organizations can post the same information to their own websites.

Major cities including Atlanta, Boston, Houston, San Francisco and Seattle have also posted the information.

Minneapolis’ commitment to taking action on climate change also includes its nation-leading Climate Action Plan and first-in-the-nation Clean Energy Partnership.

The EPA’s deleted climate data is posted here: www.minneapolismn.gov/sustainability/climate-action-goals/epaclimate.