Published: Mon, November 26, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Climate Change Is Already Hurting U.S. Communities, Federal Report Says

Climate Change Is Already Hurting U.S. Communities, Federal Report Says

Washington D.C. [USA]: A climate report released by the White House warned of grim consequences due to climate change.

"Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west, hurricanes batter our coasts - and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical USA assessment of the climate crisis", he said.

The region - the most densely populated in the nation - will hit that warming milestone more than two decades before global average temperatures reach the same level, according to the comprehensive new report, citing research first published past year by climate scientists at the University of MA at Amherst. "This report underscores what we are already seeing firsthand: climate change is real, it's happening here, and it's happening now".

The congressionally mandated report, written with the help of more than a dozen United States government agencies and departments, outlined the projected impact of global warming on every corner of American society in a dire warning that is at odds with the Trump administration's pro-fossil-fuels agenda.

Authored by officials from over a dozen federal agencies, the report warns that in the absence of aggressive action to quickly slash carbon emissions, the climate crisis will continue to have increasingly devastating effects on the environment, wildlife, and human health.

There will be more mosquito- and tickborne diseases like zika, dengue and chikungunya.

"Although timely adaptation to climate-related impacts would help reduce threats to people's health, safety, economic well-being, and ways of life, changes to those societal elements will not be avoided completely", the report says. Rising growing-season temperatures in the region are projected to be the largest single factor contributing to declines of US agriculture production.

The risks tied to climate change include inland flooding from more intense rain events, surges from more severe coastal storms, temperature extremes and episodes of poor air quality.

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Wildfire seasons - already longer and more destructive than before - could burn up to six times more forest area annually by 2050 in parts of the US.

Climate change will wreak havoc on the natural environment, economy and public health in the United States unless more is done to drastically reduce carbon emissions, a U.S. government report has warned. "The Bush, Obama and now Trump Administrations have all published reports showing the current and future impacts to the United States from climate change".

"With climate science now, we can tell you today how climate change is impacting the world and the United States in particular regions".

The Lower 48 states have warmed 1.8 degrees (1 degree Celsius) since 1900 with 1.2 degrees in the last few decades, according to the repot.

"I can only hope the president accepts this report", Kim Knowlton, deputy director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a teleconference call.

Stating that humans are the reason behind the 90% of the rise in temperature, the report asserted that the U.S. will be as much as will be 3-12 degrees hotter by the end of the century.

Several federal experts who participated in a media call after the release of the report Friday were repeatedly asked about the timing of its release on a day when the country's attention is likely elsewhere.

Earlier this month, the president showed his scepticism of climate change in a tweet that suggests Mr Trump links global warming exclusively to warm weather.

Visiting Senior Research Scientist with Columbia University Earth Institute Richard Moss said: "The Trump administration should take its own carefully prepared National Climate Assessment report seriously".

The assessment noted that some climate impacts won't be as damaging to the Northwest as they will be to other regions of the country.

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