The report is a special section of the Climate Assessment report that the U.S.is required to issue every four years. The first such assessment was completed in 2014.
"Dana Nuccitelli, the GuardianThe report-based on contributions from over 450 scientists from almost 60 countries-is the most detailed climate assessment that has emerged from a government agency since Donald Trump became president, a fact that raised questions about how it will be received by the White House". The National Academy of Sciences is one of the groups that has signed off on the draft. The article still reports some scientists "were concerned that it would be suppressed" by Trump.
Report suggests U.S. is already feeling the impact of climate change Average temperatures throughout the United States have risen rapidly since 1980, according to a new report. "It's what we knew, written up". The antipathy to science has never been greater since the days when Galileo locked horns with the Vatican over his findings derived from dropping objects from the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
"The last few years have. seen record-breaking, climate-related, weather extremes, as well as the warmest years on record for the globe". The amount of additional warming coming from human activity - mostly burning of coal, oil and gas - is more than 40 times stronger than changes in the sun's heat.
TheNYT ran a front page article Tuesday claiming to have exclusively obtained a draft climate report that "directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet" on global warming.
The draft was actually completed in January. "Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are primarily responsible for recent observed climate change", the draft report says.
The report cites thousands of peer-reviewed studies.
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"It's very clear that temperatures in California are increasing the risk of severe drought", said Noah Diffenbaugh, a climate scientist at Stanford University.
President Trump has not only denied the link, calling climate change a hoax, but reversed course on US policy on greenhouse gas emissions.
"It's a fraught situation", says Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geoscience and worldwide affairs at Princeton University, who was not involved in the study.
A total of 468 scientists from 64 countries who worked on the report concluded: "Major indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a warming planet".
The report confirmed what NOAA, along with the World Meteorological Organization, announced in January about global temperatures. The temperature of the region of the atmosphere just above the Earth's surface, known as the troposphere, was also the highest on record, as was the global average for the surface of the sea. It found an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather, and warming in the Arctic at twice the rate of the global average - a phenomenon that could impact sea levels, the weather and other patterns in the lower 48 states.
In its six months to date, it chose a climate-science denier to lead the Environmental Protection agency; rolled back two dozen regulations limiting air, water, and land pollution; and announced a USA withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement to limit carbon emissions.