How much more damage can our impaired president do by his inaction and lack of leadership regarding climate change before he leaves the White House?
Whatever the amount, it is too much and needless.
The following is from an article by CNN regarding the authors of the study:
Released Friday, the Fourth National Climate Assessment was put together with the help of 1,000 people, including 300 leading scientists, roughly half from outside the government. It comes from the US Global Change Research Program, a team of 13 federal agencies, and is the second of two volumes. The first, released in November 2017, concluded that there is “no convincing alternative explanation” for the changing climate other than “human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases.”
The flippant assessment “I don’t believe it” are the words of a fool.
Read the original article here in WINK News.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-
Federal government completes 1,600-page climate change study
A new report is sounding the alarm about the predicted effects of climate change over the next century.
The 1,600-page study released by the federal government outlines devastating potential consequences from wildfires in California to massive sea level rise here in Florida.
These findings have drawn criticism from President Donald Trump.
“I don’t believe it,” Trump said.
Climate expert Jim Beever said the high-profile skepticism won’t make the problem disappear.
“Belief in climate change is certainly optional, but participation is mandatory,” Beever said. “So, it doesn’t matter if you believe or not that it’s climate change. The sea level is going to rise on your waterfront property. The hurricanes are more severe and more damaging.”
Beever said the changing climate will have a major effect here in Southwest Florida. It has many people in coastal communities like Sanibel Island worried.
Beever said it’s not too late for communities to adapt by moving infrastructure to higher elevations and preparing local health departments to treat tropical diseases. Some communities such as Punta Gorda have already begun to take initiative.
Click here to view the report.