Buried on Black Friday, climate report still turns heads

Buried on Black Friday, climate report still turns heads

Buried on Black Friday, climate report still turns heads

The next line of the report is "More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems, and social systems that provide essential benefits to communities".

The new federal climate report, released by the Trump administration a day after Thanksgiving, issues a dire warning about the economic impact from the deteriorating environment.

The actual cost of global warming was one of its biggest and most worrisome takeaways from the report.

Report co-author Katharine Hayhoe says it shows the unsafe weather that scientists said will happen in the United States is already happening. The report, prepared by more than 300 researchers in 13 USA government departments and agencies, predicts that those events will become more common and more severe if steps aren't taken "to avoid substantial damages to the US economy, environment, and human health and well-being over the coming decades".

It also details how global warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas is hurting each region of the US and different sectors of the economy, and projects increased deaths and disease.

Its findings stand at odds with President Donald Trump's publicly expressed doubts about climate change, and the administration's pro-fossil fuels policies.

Attenborough to represent "the people" at United Nations climate talks.

"Any leader who does not take climate change seriously is doing a disservice to the public", commented Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, co-author of the report. "That affects our jet stream pattern and counterintuitively might lead to more extremes on both sides - whether it be drought and flood, or cold and warm - because we get these higher amplitude wave patterns in the jet stream".

Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson also released a statement on the report, specifically pointing to recent natural catastrophes that have been exacerbated by climate change.

Outside scientists and officials from 13 federal agencies wrote the report, which was released on the afternoon following Thanksgiving.

Last year he appeared to be confused over news that it could be the coldest New Year's on record, tweeting that the country could use a little bit of global warming.

"And this warming trend can only be explained by human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere".

The president, asked about the catastrophic economic consequences predicted by the recent National Climate Assessment, said, "I don't believe it". From the fossil fuels he burns jetting around the globe, to his socializing with Hollywood heavy hitters, to his 6,500-square-foot seafront home in California that cost $8.8 million, some climate activists have questioned whether Gore is helping or hurting the climate fight. On Wednesday amid plunging temperatures on the East Coast, he wondered in a tweet: "Whatever happened to global warming?"

Several of its authors say the National Climate Assessment was rushed to release weeks before it was to be unveiled at an annual conference of the American Geophysical Union.

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