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The City of Evanston on Sunday joined Chicago and eleven other cities across the country in posting research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Change Website. The content was removed from the federal government’s websites by the Trump administration on April 29.

Community members can view the information at
cityofevanston.org/climatechangeisreal. The website includes information on the basic science behind climate change, the different ways in which weather is impacted from increased greenhouse gas emissions, and actions the federal government has taken to reduce the impact. 

“Thank you to Mayor Emanuel and the City of Chicago for organizing this important effort,” said Mayor Stephen H. Hagerty. “Working together, communities both large and small can have a huge impact on climate change. I’m pleased that the City of Evanston can play a role in restoring public access to years of climate change research.”

“I am proud of the opportunity to work with Mayor Hagerty on ensuring this important information compiled by scientists and federal employees over decades is posted on the City of Evanston’s website,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  “Now more than ever we cannot bury our heads in the sand on the reality of climate change or the importance of the necessity to act.”

Last week, Mayor Hagerty joined more than 200 mayors across the country in pledging to uphold the commitments included in the Paris Agreement as part of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, or Climate Mayors.  Under the Paris Agreement, the U.S. had pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

Joining Chicago and Evanston in publishing the EPA climate change research are the mayors of Atlanta; Boston; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Houston; Milwaukee; New Orleans; Philadelphia; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; Seattle; and St. Louis.

For more information, please call or text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.