National Climate Assessment: Act Now to Avert Catastrophe

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OO The Choice Is Up to US: Aggressive climate action ASAP (B1, left) minimizes future warming (average surface air temperature) between 2070-2100, compared to a century earlier. Continued inaction (A2, right) results in catastrophic warming over the U.S. Source: NOAA/NCA via Climate Progress.

National Climate Assessment: Act Now to Avert Impending Climate Catastrophe pretty much sums up the national study, co-authored by 300+ US scientists and experts, and reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. Climate change is with us now. The time to act is now, because various US regions are already experiencing the harm of climate change, sayscientists.

The weather is not normal, nor can we predict what the new “normal” will be, beyond the certainty of change.

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OO Not Just Sea Level Rise: Northeast Faces Flooding From The Skies 

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OO US Midwest Climate Change Impacts: More Heat, Droughts, Floods; Fewer Crops

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OO Southeast US Has Had More Billion-Dollar Disasters Than Rest of US Combined

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OO U.S. Climate Report: Some Native Groups Have Literally Nowhere To Go Courtesy Tony Weylouanna

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The Pacific Northwest has already experienced a catastrophic landside, industrial oyster die off from acid waters, and wildfires, all likely to worsen under climate change. Via Todd Harrison at twitter.

US Pacific Northwest: Acid Ocean, Wildfires, More Taking Their Toll says the new report, writes Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Wildfires, pests, sea level rise and ocean acidification pose grave threats there, with extreme precipitation upping the chances of catastrophic landslides. Acid waters are already corroding shells of marine food chain species, well ahead of scientific predictions.

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For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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