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Posted on 05/06/2014 6:37:33 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Climate change affecting every region of US, new WH report finds
By Laura Barron-Lopez - 05/06/14 09:08 AM EDT
A new White House report released Tuesday concludes that human-generated climate change is having dramatic effects on every part of the nation.
The National Climate Assessment, which the administration touted as the most comprehensive look yet at global warming in the U.S., concludes that climate change is raising temperatures, making water more scarce and wildfires more common.
It said climate change has moved firmly into the present for the U.S., underscoring the need for urgent action to combat threats.
Americans are noticing changes all around them, the report states. Summer are longer and hotter, and extended periods of unusual heat last longer than any living American has ever experienced. Winters are generally shorter and warmer.
The report adds that coastal residents are seeing more dramatic changes with the increase of flooding.
Observations unequivocally show that climate is changing and that the warming of the past 50 years is primarily due to human-induced emissions of heat trapping gases, the report states.
President Obama, who has made combatting climate change a central part of his second term, plans extensive outreach on Tuesday to spread the findings of the report.
Obama plans to conduct one-on-one interviews with national and local TV meteorologists Tuesday, in what some have called a new strategy for the administration to communicate his climate agenda.
Obama's administration is pursuing new rules on carbon-emitting coal-powered plants as part of an effort to tackle climate change. The administration also recently punted a decision on building the Keystone XL pipeline, which environmental groups argue would significantly add to climate change.
Skeptics called the report another scare tactic by the administration.
Facing a recovering, yet fragile, economy, with families across the country struggling to make ends meet, it is concerning that the Obama Administration is busy promoting its politically driven climate change agenda, instead of addressing the real issues plaguing our nation, said Laura Sheehan, of the American Coalition for Clean Coal.
Critics of the Obamas climate agenda argue that rather than pressing action on cutting emissions overseas, the administration should visit U.S. communities being impacted by the costly regulations on power plants it is working to finalize.
The highly publicized report comes on the heels of the United Nations global climate change report, which offered similar conclusions for the planet.
The new report includes research and evidence from 13 federal agencies. It found the average temperature in the U.S. has increased by 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit, coming in at 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit since 1895.
A majority of that increase took place since 1970, the report states. And the most recent decade was the nations hottest on record, with 2012 being the hottest year on record in the U.S.
The change in climate in the last 50 years, the report concludes, is a result of human activities, mainly from the burning of fossil-fuel energy sources.
The report breaks the U.S. into seven regions, detailing specific climate changes in each.
It said climate change is leading to drought in the Southwest, greater heat waves and precipitation in the Northeast, and lower crop yields as a result of rising carbon dioxide in the Midwest.
And the solution is... GIVE US YOUR MONEY!!!
Longer and hotter summers...hmmmm....
I think we just had the coldest and longest winter on record...
how can climate change be affecting every region in the US when the climate hasn’t changed in over a decade?
Wow these people are idiots.
Talk about grasping at straws...
Let’s be fair. This report is true and accurate. It was, maybe a couple of weeks ago very cold here in Chicago with an overnight frost. Now it’s getting warmer and warmer. If trends continue we’ll hit the 80s soon and that’s double the 40 degree temps we’ve been experiencing. Back in January we were below zero.
Climate change is real and it’s rapidly changing our environment.
Someone is getting waay too much vacation time in.
This is propaganda, to change the topic from Benghazi coverage.
We can see this approach has been in the works for a while and is quite resistant to any facts of reality.
Nonetheless, this mindless push is the bum's rush at the door; they can taste victory near at hand. The aim is purely toward more firmly establishing totalitarianism, with the Left in charge of it all.
Their goals must be thwarted and quashed.
The Republican/business “War on the Environment” is added to the “War on Women,” the “War on people of color,” and the minimum wage “War on Working Families.” When will the Dems explicitly admit to their “War on Common Sense?”
Can you say “DIVERSION? I knew that you could.
And the Pressholes will fully oblige him.
Oh Noes! By December it'll be 160 out!!!
“A majority of that increase took place since 1970, the report states. And the most recent decade was the nations hottest on record, with 2012 being the hottest year on record in the U.S. “
A whopping pant load.
It appears that some don’t understand the seriousness of this. No, not of climate change, or global warming. The Democrats have tapped into another issue LIVs can be convinced is critical. I laughed at the war on women. I thought it was stupid beyond words, and had no idea someone would fall for that garbage. Turns out, a LOT of women fell for it.
This is what Democrats are good at doing. Finding an issue that is subjective, but can be made to appear objective and critical. The Dems then draw a line... Democrats - save the environment - good, Republicans - trash the planet - bad. LIVs can work with that.
The climate has and will continue to change forever—or at least until the Earth is consumed by the sun.
A greedy, communist loony report and we’re supposed to believe it? I don’t think so.
I guess this is why we’ve had the coldest spring ever here in Northeast Texas. The jonquils and bridal wreath were 6 weeks late in blooming, the redbuds never did bloom, and the trees are just now finally full. We had a cold front in the middle of April in which the temperatures got down to almost freezing - a month after the usual last freeze.
These people are so divorced from reality.