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WASHINGTON, DC November 25, 2018 – A bomb screen of a report by the federal government that finds global warming…

WASHINGTON, DC November 25, 2018 – A bomb screen of a report by the federal government that finds global warming creates new risks and exacerbates current vulnerabilities across the United States, advocated by the Trump administration and Republicans even if it warns for “growing challenges for human health and safety, quality of life and the degree of economic growth”.

“Climate change is already felt in communities across the country. More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events as well as changes in the average climate conditions are expected to continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems and social systems that provide significant benefits to communities,” said the fourth national climate assessment developed by the US Global Research Research Program, USGCRP.

The flames in Camp Fire can be seen from space when consuming a California area larger than the state of Rhode Island and claiming 84 lives. November 9, 2018 (NASA Earth Observatory image of Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.)

Although this report is intended to be an authoritative assessment of the impact of climate change on the United States, it was released during the Thanksgiving weekend as if Trump -administrationen, led by a president who sees climate change as a “hoax” wants to ward off public attention.

Produced by 300 researchers from 13 federal authorities, the conclusion that the United States will heat at least three degrees by 2100, unless the fossil fuels burning is immediately limited.

“Regional economies and industries dependent on natural resources and favorable climate conditions, such as agriculture, tourism and fisheries are exposed to the growing impact of climate change,” says it. “Rising temperatures are projected to reduce power production efficiency while increasing energy demand, which resulting in higher electricity costs. “

This synthesized synthesis of climate awareness, effects and trends across US regions and sectors is

But President Donald Trump has already announced his intention to withdraw the United States from Paris Climate Agreements, through voluntary measures directed by governments aim at limiting global warming to 2 ° C above pre-industrial levels and aims to limit heating to only 1.5 ° C above these levels.

The CEO has not commented on the USGCRP report but the White House Vice President Lindsay Walters said that the assessment was “… in largely based on the most extreme scenario, which opposes long-established trends by assuming it despite strong economic growth that would increase greenhouse gas emissions, there would be limited technology and innovation and a fast-growing population. “

Regardless, the Trump Administration has suspended environmental measures from the Obama era introduced to limit the combustion of fossil fuels and emissions of potent greenhouse gases as methane and has promoted the production of coal and other fossil fuels as part of the Trump’s liberalization calendar.

Keystone Generation Station is a 1.71 gigawatt nuclear power station in western Pennsylvania, pumping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, January 1, 2014 (Photo by Zach Frailey)

The most extensive authoritative assessment so far about the knowledge of current and future effects of climate change on society in the United States, report links climate change to increasing water shortage, aggravating storms, fatal fires and greater exposure to tropical diseases throughout the United States.

And warns that climate change will worsen existing challenges for prosperity caused of aging and deteriorating infrastructure ktur, stressed ecosystems and economic inequality.

For example, “Rising temperatures are projected to reduce power production efficiency while increasing energy demand, resulting in higher electricity costs,” said the report.

Former vice president (1993-2001) and environmentalist Al Gore said Friday “Incredibly lethal and tragic wild fires are raging in the West, hurricanes break our beaches – and the Trump administration chooses Friday after Thanksgiving to try to bury this critical American assessment of the climate crisis. The president can try to hide the truth, but his own researchers and experts have made it as sharp and clear as possible. “

” The rest of us listen to the researchers – and to the mother’s nature. The impact of climate crisis is felt in all regions across the country – extreme weather, heat waves, deeper and longer drought, crops fail, strengthening fires, rising sea levels – and they are disproportionate to the most vulnerable among us. 19659003] “Mr. President, “said Gore,” the majority of Americans are deeply concerned about the climate crisis and demand action. Even when local leaders respond to fires and storms, national leaders must summon the will to respond quickly to the strong warnings in this report with bold solutions. Soybeans show the effect of the drought near Navasota, Texas, Aug 23, 2013. (Photo of Bob Nichols / USDA)

One of the most stringent warnings in the report is water shortage. The report says that “groundwater depletion worsens the risk for drought in many parts of the United States, especially in the southwestern and southern Great Plains. Reliable and safe water resources for US Caribbean, Hawaii and US-associated Pacific communities are threatened by drought, flooding and saltwater pollution due to rising sea levels. “

US Senator Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat who chairs the Senate Climate Change Task Force and is a member of the Senate Environment and Public Workers Committee, said in a statement Friday,” We can see, feel, hear, and experience climate change effects when our communities are affected by sea level rise, forest fires and super-hurricane hurricanes. “

” The Trump administration may want to bury this report so it does not get attention, but we can not bury our heads in the sand to the threat of climate change. We must take action to reduce carbon dioxide pollution and implement the clean energy solutions that help save our planet, “says Senator Markey.

“Climate change is still the most critical challenge facing human civilization, and today’s report confirms the conclusion, Säger Markey.” In this national climate assessment, our best researchers send an emergency – we need to take action now to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions or ignore the risks posed by climate change. “

The report describes the projected effects of climate change on the US economy, warning” Without comprehensive and sustainable global reduction and regional adjustment efforts, climate change is expected to lead to growing losses for US infrastructure and property and to hamper economic growth during this century. “

” With continued growth in emissions at historical prices, annual losses in some economic sectors are now expected to be hundreds of billions of dollars at the end of the century – more than the current gross domestic product a (GDP) in many US states, “finds the report, which is mandated by the Congress.

Impact of climate change on extreme weather and climate-related events, air quality and transmission of diseases, ugh insects and pests, food and water threatens increasingly the health and well-being of the American people, especially populations that are already vulnerable.

Changes in temperature and precipitation increase the air quality and health hazards from fire and ground level ozone pollution. Rising air and water temperatures and more intense extreme events are expected to increase exposure to waterborne and foodborne diseases that affect food and water protection.

In the event of continued warming, cold-related deaths and heat-determined deaths will increase. In most regions, increases in heat-determined deaths are expected to exceed decreases in cold-related deaths, finds the report.

Spending an Asthma at Asthma Hospital March 28, 2014 (Photo by Nina AJG)

The frequency and severity of allergic diseases, including asthma and chicken fever, are expected to increase as a result of a changing climate.

Climate change is expected to change the geographical area and distribution of disease-bearing insects and pests, exposing more people to ticks carrying Lyme diseases and mosquitoes that transmit viruses like Zika, West Nile virus and dengue fever. Societies in the southeast are particularly vulnerable to the combined health effects of vector-borne diseases, heat and flood.

“Increasing temperatures, rising sea levels and changes in extreme events are expected to constantly interfere with and damage critical infrastructure and property, labor productivity and vitality of our societies,” according to the report.

“Regional economies and industries dependent on natural resources and favorable climate conditions, such as agriculture, tourism and fisheries are vulnerable to the growing effects of climate change,” warns it.

Elevated temperatures, extreme heats, drought, wildlife in wilderness and heavy falls are expected to disturb increasingly agricultural productivity in the United States, reports the report. Increases the challenges for animal health, reduces yield and quality, and changes in extreme events in the US and abroad threaten rural supply, sustainable food security and price stability. “

The company will also feel the impact.” Climate impact beyond our borders is expected to increasingly affect our trade and economy, including import and export prices and US companies with foreign operations and supply chains. “

The report confirms that” certain aspects of our economy can see small improvements in the short term in a modest warmer world. However, the continued warming expected to occur without significant and lasting reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions is expected to cause substantial net damage to the US economy throughout this century, especially in the absence of increased adaptation efforts. “

Klondike Fire on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon has burned 175,258 hectares and is 90% held November 5, 2018. (Photo of US Forest Service via Inciweb)

While Democrats

US Senator Joni Ernst, an Iowa republic, on Sunday demanded “balance” to respond to increased concerns that the United States may face large-scale disasters, an economic downturn and job losses due to of climate change.

“Every time we are set up, we must consider effects on US industry and jobs,” says Ernst on Sunday at CNN’s “Union State.” We want to make sure it’s sensible to move on. “

” There is a balance that can be struck there, “says Ernst, pointing to her homeland, as she says setting a climate response standard, not by” mandating “but by” stimulating. “

The USGCRP report warns that those who are likely to be the biggest victims of global warming include older adults, children, low income communities, some color groups and many indigenous peoples, based on natural resources for their economic, cultural and physical well-being.

All of the United States is climate-related the effects are cau singing some indigenous peoples to consider or actively pursue social migration as an adaptation strategy that makes the continuation of culture and society continuity a challenge.

Many indigenous peoples take measures to adapt to climate impact structured around self-determination and traditional knowledge, and some strains pursue mitigation measures g on the development of renewable energy on regular goods.

The report recommends “Adaptation and relief policies and programs that help individuals, communities and states to prepare for the risks of a changing climate reduce the number of injuries, diseases and deaths from climate-related health issues.”

While efforts by communities, governments and companies to reduce risks and costs associated with climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and implementing adaptation strategies have been expanded four years since the latest report, “… they do not approach the scale considered necessary to avoid material damage to the economy, environment and human health in the coming decades, “warns the 2018 report.

There are some hopeful characters. Transformations in the energy sector – including displacement of coal through natural gas and increased use of renewable energy – together with national, regional, state and local policy measures reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from the United States.

However, this assessment shows that more immediate and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and regional adjustment efforts will be needed to avoid the most serious consequences of climate change in the long term.

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