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U.S. climate report says global warming impact already severe
Washington Post ^ | 05/06/2014 | By Darryl Fears

Posted on 05/06/2014 7:33:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The government’s newest national assessment of climate change, released early Tuesday, declares what a wide majority of scientists say is clear: Americans are already feeling the effects of global warming.

Heavy Northeast downpours unleashed by super storms such as Sandy, flooding from sea-level rise from Norfolk to Miami along the Atlantic Ocean, record-setting monster wildfires in several western states, a crop destroying heat wave in the Mid-West, and drought that has parched southern California, have all taken place in recent years.

“The report affirms a number of things we have known,” said Katharine Hayhoe, a Texas Tech University professor and lead co-author of the changing climate chapter of the assessment.

“But there are new aspects,” Hayhoe said. “For a long time we have perceived climate change as an issue that’s distant, affecting just polar bears or something that matters to our kids. This shows it’s not just in the future; it matters today. Many people are feeling the effects.”

The decade starting in 2000 was the hottest on record, and 2012, the year Sandy followed an epic summer drought, was the hottest ever recorded in the nation’s history, the report says. U.S. temperature is 1.3 degrees to 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit warmer now than it was 1895, and most of that increase — 80 percent, the assessment says — occurred over the last 44 years.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming

1 posted on 05/06/2014 7:33:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Reset:

Benghazi. Just saying.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 7:34:34 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: SeekAndFind

The commie envirowackos are on a roll. Their destruction of America is at hand.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 7:35:18 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: SeekAndFind

ABB... anything but Benghazi.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 7:35:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Released early Tuesday”

I get the sense that this crapola is supposed to take our minds of matters of REAL IMPORTANCE!!!


5 posted on 05/06/2014 7:35:27 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well then, we are already too late to do anything about it.


6 posted on 05/06/2014 7:37:32 AM PDT by Zuse (I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The government’s newest national assessment of climate change, released early Tuesday

It's CRAP! How much did it cost us to have the gubmint lay this huge pile of fecal matter on us? (lie)

a wide majority of scientists say is clear: Americans are already feeling the effects of global warming.

Wrong:

Americans are already feeling the effects of global warming legislation.

They are nothing but junk-scientists.

7 posted on 05/06/2014 7:41:01 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fine, go talk to India and China, come back and let us know how that went.


8 posted on 05/06/2014 7:41:09 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well dayum...I am looking forward to this global warming and now they want to end it...I want my garden to grow for one thing.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 7:43:47 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is no global warming. So they tried to simply change to “climate change”.I deny any global climate change in man made. NONE. Any executive order will be rescinded on inauguration day of the new Republican president along with hundreds of others. If this idiot raises utility costs of the poor and middle class over this contrived madness, WE WIN!!!


10 posted on 05/06/2014 7:49:04 AM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
"Reset: Benghazi. Just saying."

Well the reset button worked really well with Russia did it not!  /S

11 posted on 05/06/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a pantload.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 7:51:31 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: MeshugeMikey

Had to get their Koch Brothers jab in there too! Always with the global warming just as summer is starting.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 7:54:18 AM PDT by Bucky14 (And I would have gotten away with it too, if not for you meddling kids!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s just a setup for Obama’s fund raising trip to California ,LOL


14 posted on 05/06/2014 7:56:23 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind

And our government would never lie, and is here to help.

Life is so much worse now than in 1895 due to global warming.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 7:57:03 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: SeekAndFind
When I'm elected ...

Anyone preaching global warming (or other climate change nonsense, or tree-hugging nonsense, or mother earth garbage, etc., etc.) will be subject to immediate punches in the nose by any sane bystanders. Kids get two swings.

16 posted on 05/06/2014 7:59:28 AM PDT by meadsjn
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Al Gore: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!

Harry Reid: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...

Nancy Pelosi: The dead rising from the grave!

Barry Obama: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

With apologies to Ghost Busters (1984)

17 posted on 05/06/2014 8:00:36 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bucky14
hahahaha THE EVIDENCE is everywhere...Flowers blooming...GRASS GROWING....

were doomed I tell you...DOOMED


18 posted on 05/06/2014 8:01:10 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would conclude the wild fires are due to BLM mismanagement.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 8:27:16 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: Parmy

I for one buy into this.

So, want to know, 1) what is the IPCC proposing to fix this and 2) what is the risk mitigation strategy if they overcompensate for the fix and we go into a global cool down.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 8:36:06 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: MeshugeMikey
hahahaha THE EVIDENCE is everywhere...Flowers blooming...GRASS GROWING....

were doomed I tell you...DOOMED

Haha-ha, you get a double like - first for the sardonic sarcasm with a bite as deep as its truth and then for the solemn reminder about the Benghazi betrayal.

Aka obama may only be an empty girly man's suit dancing on his puppet masters' strings, but his office is where the buck stops. He left our guys high and dry to die as sure as he squeased the trigger himself. That literal bass-turd should be arrested, charged with high treason, tried, convicted, sentenced and then duly executed, all per the rule of law.

21 posted on 05/06/2014 8:36:25 AM PDT by elengr (Benghazi betrayal: rescue denied - our guys DIED - treason's the reason obama s/b tried then fried!)
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To: SeekAndFind

22 posted on 05/06/2014 8:38:40 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We have to act now before it’s too late again.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 8:38:52 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: SeekAndFind

Which is it? Global Warming or Climate Change? And they forgot Global cooling. I’d say it should be Global Warming and Global Cooling = Climate Change whenever one or the other is happening.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 8:42:18 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
U.S. climate report says global warming impact already severe

Thank you for keeping track of the weather.
But we do already have thousands of more serious weathermen who do competent and accurate weather forecasts daily, using computer programs that actually work.

Get back to us in 500 years, if you want to discuss CLIMATE.

Impossible to read full report available to the Stupid Public

Sorry that reality trumps arrogance and incompetence.

25 posted on 05/06/2014 8:55:00 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I live at 14 feet above sea level. There is no flooding.


26 posted on 05/06/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: publius911
Giving us a link to the complete report, which would take most peoples less than 30 seconds to download, would actually allow the informed public the opportunity to see the actual report.

Presenting the stupid report in dibs, dribbles and discouraging-to-follow bureaucratese, guarantees no one will be able to read it, or even want to!

27 posted on 05/06/2014 9:03:46 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: publius911
OMG!
Impact on indigenous peoples?

Very professional, guys.
Nobel Prize caliber work!

< /sarc >

28 posted on 05/06/2014 9:08:07 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Take the time to post a reply, it`s getting an amazing amount of Conservative feedback.
29 posted on 05/06/2014 9:18:30 AM PDT by nomad
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To: SeekAndFind

Americans are already feeling the effects of global warming.
China and India ask say what.


30 posted on 05/06/2014 9:20:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind
The decade starting in 2000 was the hottest on record, and 2012, the year Sandy followed an epic summer drought, was the hottest ever recorded in the nation’s history, the report says. U.S. temperature is 1.3 degrees to 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit warmer now than it was 1895, and most of that increase — 80 percent, the assessment says — occurred over the last 44 years.

Yet we've been told that there has been no measurable warming in 17+ years. So, WHO'S LYING? My money's on the warmists...

31 posted on 05/06/2014 9:33:32 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Benghazi is warming up threatening ominous impact for the Obama administration.


32 posted on 05/06/2014 3:45:36 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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