Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on US

Global warming has long-term effects for the world's farmers. AGENCIES

Global warming has long-term effects for the world's farmers. AGENCIES

Of course decisions are also being made by the Trump administration to reverse efforts to reduce and eliminate carbon emissions, including moves to roll back President Barack Obama's biggest effort to cut carbon pollution and to pull the U.S. out of the global Paris Agreement to fight climate change.

The Leftmedia has one objective: To vilify the Trump administration whenever the opportunity arises.

The report confirmed what NOAA, along with the World Meteorological Organization, announced in January about global temperatures. Rising global temperatures are linked to more extreme weather events, such as heat waves, floods, and droughts, which can harm humans, animals, agriculture and natural resources, he said. The increase in the surface temperature of land and ocean in 2016 ranged from 0.45 to 0.56 degrees Celsius. But those who challenge scientific data on human-caused climate change say they are equally anxious that the draft report, as well as the larger National Climate Assessment, will be publicly released. There were 93 tropical cyclones recorded in 2016 - 11 more than the 1981 to 2010 average of 82 cyclones per year - including the category 5 hurricane Matthew which dealt approximately 600 fatalities. The paper has an entire propaganda section devoted to articles about climate change; the headlines usually include something like, "Hottest Ever!"

Researchers attribute the record heat to long-term global warming and El Nino. Among the top-line conclusions of the report are the determination that it is "extremely likely" that more than half of the rise in temperatures over the past four decades has been caused by human activity.

The results make it hard to ignore the role human-caused climate change is having on temperatures around the world, according to Mann.

Temperature records were first broken in 2014, when that year became the hottest year since global temperature records began in 1880.

The release comes days after news that the authors of a not-yet-released federal report on climate change worry the White House will intervene before their findings can be published.

NOAA is an agency in the Commerce Department and it has reported that 2016 was the third consecutive year of record warmth. At its minimum, Arctic sea ice shrank to 1.6 million square miles in September, which was 33 percent smaller than average and tied 2007 for the second-lowest sea ice extent on record. During his election campaign, Trump called global warming "a hoax" and promised to scrap the agreement. Scott Pruitt, chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, told his review could be made public as soon as this fall. The report warned there was a "significant possibility" of climate surprises in the future, either compound events, where two or more extreme events occur simultaneously, or tipping point events where some threshold in the climate system is crossed. Between 2015 and 2016, carbon dioxide concentrations saw their biggest annual increase in the 58 years on record, reaching peaks not seen in the last 800,000 years of ice core measurements.

"There was no attempt to steer the report one way or another", Walsh said.

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