Americans are anxious about climate change

Americans are anxious about climate change

Americans are anxious about climate change

As California's catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming.

Al Gore has lashed out at the Trump administration accusing the president of seeking to "bury" a government report on climate change by releasing it on Black Friday.

"In light of the report's findings, it's critical that federal, state and local governments take aggressive action to protect USA residents by both reigning in emissions and helping communities adapt to the climate impacts that are now inevitable", said Brenda Ekwurzel, the director of climate science at the Union of Concerned Scientists and one of the study's authors.

What's more, because the Trump administration hurried up the release, their own allies seemed unprepared. It details how global warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas is hurting each region of the United States and how it impacts different sectors of the economy, including energy and agriculture. The federal report reinforces these findings, although its focus is primarily on the US.

Additionally, Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate change agreements, refuting the environmentalist narrative that climate change is anthropogenic (caused by human activity) as a "hoax".

Scientists who have been raising the alarm about the negative consequences of climate change for years welcomed the findings.

"Low-income communities and some communities of color are often already overburdened with poor environmental conditions and are disproportionately affected by, and less resilient to, the health impacts of climate change", the report stated.

"We live in our drought, our floods and our heat waves".

The report was reviewed by 13 federal agencies.

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.

The 2018 National Climate Assessment addresses the change in temperatures globally, 'Over climate timescales of multiple decades. global temperature continues to steadily increase'.

During a press conference Friday, officials behind the report declined to answer questions about the timing of its release and why it contradicts public statements from Trump. The Democratic progressive doubled down on her call for a select committee on a Green New Deal while adding that "fossil fuel-funded officials shouldn't be writing climate change policy". He said that unlike Trump, most Americans are anxious about climate change.

The next report - due out in four years - would look more closely at climate modeling and projections, the spokesperson said, which would "provide for a more transparent and data-driven process that includes fuller information on the range of potential scenarios and outcomes".

The National Academy of Sciences reviewed the report, and one of the members said this: "We have wasted 15 years of response time. Instead, the evidence consistently points to human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse or heat-trapping gases, as the dominant cause".

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