Foretelling Devastating Impact, Will White House Climate Report Spark Action on Global Warming?


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Published on May 7, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – A new report warns human-driven climate change is having dramatic health, ecological and financial impacts across United States. The White House’s “National Climate Assessment” details how the consequences of climate change are hitting on several fronts — rising sea levels along the coasts; droughts and fires in the Southwest; and extreme rainfall across the country. It warns that unless greenhouse emissions are curbed, U.S. temperatures could increase up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. Reportedly the largest, most comprehensive U.S.-focused climate change study ever produced, the report is being called a possible “game changer” for efforts to address climate change. We speak with Radley Horton, a climatologist at the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University, who co-wrote the Northeast region chapter of the new National Climate Assessment. “This report really tells the story very succinctly about how all Americans will be impacted by climate change,” Horton says. “It’s a non-partisan issue.”

See:  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/5/7/foretelling_devastating_impact_will_white_house

Global Climate Change
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