Skip to comments.White House sets out looming climate risks for U.S., calls for 'urgent action'
Posted on 05/06/2014 10:11:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Flooded rail lines. Bigger, more frequent droughts. A rash of wildfires.
Those are some of the alarming predictions in a White House climate change report released Tuesday, part of President Barack Obama's broader second-term effort to help the nation prepare for the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more erratic weather.
"Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," the National Climate Assessment says, adding that the evidence of man-made climate change "continues to strengthen" and that "impacts are increasing across the country."
"Americans are noticing changes all around them," the report says, echoing a draft version from last year. "Summers are longer and hotter. ... Rain comes in heavier downpours."
In a statement released to coincide with the report's publication, the White House called for a rapid response.
"The findings in this National Climate Assessment underscore the need for urgent action to combat the threats from climate change, protect American citizens and communities today, and build a sustainable future for our kids and grandkids," the White House said.
Obama and his administration have long said that climate change is already affecting communities. More than 300 experts helped produce the report over several years, updating a previous assessment published in 2009.
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If only they put as much effort into job creation like they do on this silly crap..........................
his respect is spent, he isn’t a leader, he can’t lead anything anymore.
Time to invest in hip waders.
How many more people must lose their jobs to this sect of Luddites?
After I eat a plate of peppers and beans, there will be a call for urgent action.
This, not so much.
He just keeps jumping bigger and bigger sharks. I stopped taking the man seriously before he was elected. And he just gets more and more funny. If I didn’t have the Lord, I’d be desperate.
Everything with Obama and liberals is urgent, some kind of crisis, which demands some quick response.
Going all the way back to early Obama times, we had to pass Porkulus because of the urgency and crisis in the economy, and need for infrastructure repair.
I should say it’s a crisis if it ties in with liberal goals. Other issues, such as Keystone pipeline, can be studied for 5 years, with no firm decision made either way,
Urgent Action = TAX
To O and his henchmen..
My bullshit decoder ring says:
“Urgent action” —> “investments” —> TAXES
I don’t know. Here in E. Tennessee it’s been warming up lately. It was 6 degrees in January and now it’s near 80 degrees. Seems to happen every year!
I simply cannot share a faith that transfers so much power to them. I have to remain skeptical of Michael Mann, Malcolm Hughes, the hockey stick, and the models created as linchpins to the U.N. International Panel on Climate Change. I am not convinced by the interpretation of selective tree ring, ice core, and coral reef data merged into the instrument measurements of recent centuries. I remain incredulous when raw data disappears after being subjected to linear regression analysis, which also proves mathematically the same visual image would appear for a clusters of boulders at the bottom of a landslide as for Stonehenge.
I guess one of my early doubts came when I recalled a Naval Institute Proceeding article from the early 70s. The subject was a crude oil tanker retrofitted with an ice-breaker bow for transit through the Northwest Passage. I wondered how the Arctic could be continuously warming over the next forty years and there not be regular seasonal passage of merchant traffic between Europe, the West Coast, Japan, Korea and China?
When all the controversy arose about the East Anglia’s emails, I searched through several pages on Google before I finally found the text of the emails. After reading a couple hundred I could confirm understandings that the tenor was arrogant and deceptive. But what really got to me was that they had destroyed research raw data. Other scientists would not be able to conduct their own analysis, or review whether the samples chosen from the population were representative of the whole. Supposedly they were appropriately blessed by six independent (?) reviews. However, for me the destruction of original research data is fatal to the credibility of all involved.
The accumulation of temperature data is also problem for me. The process begins when remote areas are inaccessible. Stations are located in urban areas and within walking or riding distance of an office. Over time transportation becomes easier and more are located in remote areas. However, previous stations keep being swallowed up by urban expansion. Therefore, temperatures have to increase over time because stations increasingly record micro-climate results. I want to see a graph with the last three hundred years on the horizontal axis and all the stations used on the vertical axis. If the data is to be believed then most the original stations would disappear and others would be substituted over time to maintain the same geographic dispersion.
I cannot get past the magnitudes involved in this issue. Carbon dioxide represents less than four particles for 10,000 within the atmosphere. The water vapor that CO2 bonds with for mitigation as in carbonated water is 25 times more plentiful in the atmosphere, and 2.5 million times more plentiful in oceans. The natural engines driving mitigation of a CO2 molecule are awesome, when one considers a single hurricane uses enough energy to power Japan for a year.
Thinking of magnitude reminds me of this article in the National Geographic that pilloried a scientist, whose research involving Mars, demonstrated changes in the earths temperature could be accounted for by changes in the suns intensity. Of course he was dealing with data over a limited time. However, folks did not criticize him for any failure account for other factors that could affect Martian temperatures. Possibly that would bring forward the embarrassing fact that changes in the suns intensity is not considered a huge factor in the climate change models.
If the information is undeniable, then those few deniers would have been destroyed in open debates long ago. The results of those proceedings would have had media air time comparable to that devoted to flight 370. Instead the term climate change has become popular and global warming is now out of style. As far as I am concerned these people we are supposed to place our faith in have a long row to hoe before I am willing to buy into what they are saying.
The ultimate narcissism. Thinking that you ca control the weather. It is a modern Tower of Babel. If mankind unites, we can scale the heaven and wrest the levers of weather control from God.
It was cold a few weeks ago, now it’s getting hot.
Really can’t explain it.
Must be globull warming.........er, climate disruption.............
Standby for a blizzard in July....................
I cannot read the report from here. Can someone post up what the “urgent action” is that we have to take?
There was a movie once called ‘Americathon’ starring John Ritter (RIP) as President.
I thought it was a silly stupid idea.
Now, it seems prescient...............
He’s still got a pen and a phone.
If it weren’t for the thousands and thousands of drooling toads in the news media and government bureaucracy who are nodding along with every obvious lie he spews we could afford to just laugh at Obama.
I am trying to communicate a lot of different perspectives when I say that this life is like a video game. I respect it as such when it comes to the things I can not change.
Impeach Obamas ass and all this global whatever crap will disappear.
How can that be?
He told us during the campaign cycle for this first term that just by electing him we would see the oceans recede, blue skies, and butterflies. He was to be the one that we have been waiting for.
What the hell is going on? this is his second term and we have not seen any of this stuff.
Look at all of the hurricanes that hit this country in the past few years. Devastating!! Or, wait, was there any???
Droughts in the Southwest in the Chaco Canyon area.
In 1831 a massive drought hit the Western Kansas area and the water holes all dried up. Mountain Man Jedediah Smith was looking for water for his wagon train on the Santa Fe trail when he disappeared, believed jumped by Indians.
Not far from where Smith disappeared, back in the 1880s Clayton NM was hit with a massive snow in the late summer or early fall, then in 1914, a massive flood hit Clayton NM.
Maybe it was Bison passing gas, Indians hauling their logs to Chaco with CO2 producing human labor, or those motorized covered wagons.
But I'm trying.
All those horrors AND more will happen if Republicans and their ‘friends’ don’t get MORE money for Unicorn research...
If it weren't for the thousands and thousands of drooling toads in the news media and government bureaucracy who are nodding along with every obvious lie he spews we could afford to just laugh at Obama.
Sad but true... You nailed it skeeter.
Urgent action > investments > TAXES
Obama’s honesty, and the fantastic job they did on legislating /implementing health care, we should make sure everyone knows how successful these hoaxers will be with leading the great masses on how to solve globull warming.
(pssst - They are trying change the subject /seize the agenda as their handlers in the media wing can no longer contain the extraordinary dishonesty, incompetence, corruption and failures of these clowns.)
What’s really weird is that I am having an absolute blast now. I sincerely believe that the nation will not survive Obama, but I know the Lord is going to handle this in whatever way he sees fit. It may mean a horrible future for me in this life. Heck, most of the apostles died a horrible death - but I know the Lord provides and eventually it will be Game Over no matter what happens. So it’s all good.
To amplify, just a short story: One day I was bicycle commuting and attacking the worst uphill of the ride. Suddenly this philosophy bubbled to the surface: God put me in this body and I have the luxury of experiencing electrical impulses from all over my body and can interpret them any way I want but, ultimately, each one means that I am alive.
I stood up on my pedals and powered up that hill, yelling, “I’M ALIVE!” and knowing it with every “pain” coming from my legs and lungs. It was invigorating.
I learned something that day.
Well ya don’t need a Weatherman
to know Obama’s prose blows
If such urgent action is necessary, then it’s time to cut the travel budgets of federal agencies by 99%: it’s for the children.
“People are noticing (extreme weather) all around them...”
Okay, let’s see what the prez might notice, here is the official report from DCA yesterday:
High 66 Normal 73 Record 94 in 1928 (hmmm)
Rain .38” Record 3.24” in 1953
Yeah, things are really spiralling out of control.
More icebreakers for the Great Lakes NOW!
Yes, watching something as big as a nation circling the bowl can be fun in a way.
Yes, watching something as big as a nation circling the bowl can be fun in a way.
And I moved to an area where the bad stuff still has little effect on me. I’m dead serious when I say if feels like I’ve stepped back in time 50 years here, but with modern conveniences. It’s in the little things like seeing a pickup go by with six kids in the back - and nobody cares.
Hopefully, you have a woodstove and a well with a hand pump. I believe the electrical grid will tend to collapse with the rest of the country.
Yep. I also have two streams running through my property. I bought this two weeks before the 2008 election and moved here in Aug. of 2011.
Picking up 5,000 watts of solar cells soon.
Don’t forget the water filters.
I agree... On the other hand if they wanted to do something OTHER THAN steal from taxpayers and scare the gullible, they could plant trees in urban centers... stop the ‘heat sink’ effect. Or fund Unicorn research which would be equally relevant...