Climate change will devastate the United States economy

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The report warns that the frequency of wildfires could increase if climate change is unchecked. But, in a bright spot, the report also references local and worldwide action to reduce emissions, even while acknowledging those efforts won't be enough.

Report on possible impacts of climate change confirms last year's study, from which it follows that man is the main driving force behind global warming and that it is because of this planet threatened catastrophic losses.

Climate change is already hurting the global economy and will cost the USA hundreds of billions of dollars annually unless drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, a major U.S. government report warned on Friday.

Sea levels are continuing to rise, and extreme events like heavy rain and floods continue to increase worldwide, which will "cascade across economic sectors", Easterling said, warning of "substantial net damage to the United States economy".

The report is mandated by law every few years and is based on hundreds of previously research studies.

Experts and politicians from the Three Seas Initiative, a regional cooperation drive by countries between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas, have gathered in Warsaw to discuss climate change.

Having said that, we wholeheartedly embrace the Biblical notion of stewardship - i.e. of leaving someplace better off than you found it - and we fervently believe the marketplace will put a premium on products, services and providers which embrace it as well. It also examines options for the country to adapt to climate change, as well as lessen risks and impacts by reducing global warming gases (mitigation). Here another reason to keep washing with cold water: Since it avoids turning on the water heater, cold-water washing also produces less greenhouse gas emissions.

Releasing the report on Black Friday "is a transparent attempt by the Trump Administration to bury this report and continue the campaign of not only denying but suppressing the best of climate science", said study co-author Andrew Light, an global policy expert at the World Resources Institute.

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But President Trump seems unlikely to be persuaded by the evidence, and his repeated misrepresentations and denial of the science of climate change thrust the document into a political fight even before it was published.

Earth's climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities, according to a long-awaited report released Friday by the federal government. "It's happening right now in every part of the country".

Climate change has worldwide implications as well, which also means more trouble for the United States.

The effects are already being felt across the US with increases in disastrous wildfires in the west, flooding on the east coast, soil loss in the midwest and coastal erosion in Alaska, according to the US National Climate Assessment.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"If you look at the whole USA, the amount of precipitation overall may be less, but it's delivered in these very intense precipitation events", explains Brenda Ekwurzel, an author of the report and senior climate scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists. "But I don't know that it's man-made", the president said on CBS' 60 Minutes in October.

"Climate change is already affecting every part of the United States, nearly every sector of the United States, be it agriculture or forestry or energy, tourism", says George Mason University professor Andrew Light, who is one of the report's editors. It's us. It's here.

The skiing could get worse, too. This is one of the small actions that make a difference in the long-term - and let's be honest, it's not a big effort. So: "act now", Hayhoe tweeted.

David Easterling, director of the technical support unit at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Centers for Environmental Information, said there had been "no external interference" in the report.

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