Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Terrifying 2018 National Climate Change Report is Leaked to the NY Times

Terrifying 2018 National Climate Change Report is Leaked to the NY Times

The report found that in the US, temperatures have risen quickly over the last four decades, and the most recent decades have been the hottest in the past 1,500 years. One told the New York Times he is anxious the administration, which has been publicly skeptical about the changing climate, would suppress the results.

The New York Times had to issue a correction Wednesday morning after claiming in a story that it leaked a climate change report presumably suppressed by President Donald Trump's administration.

A climate change report that assessed and balanced the best research thus far was compiled by federal scientists and was in the process of being approved for presentation to Americans.

Indeed, to remain below the global mean temperature increase limit of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), worldwide emissions need to be significantly reduced. It's "extremely likely" that more than half of the global average temperature increase since 1951 is linked to human influence.

The old webpage, which is backed up online and was in existence for more than 20 years, explained the basics of what causes climate change and how it affects human health, among other key pieces of basic scientific information.

"I do not believe climate change is a hoax", said Scott Pruitt, the president's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency during his confirmation hearing.

One government scientist who worked on the report, Katharine Hayhoe, a professor of Political Science at Texas Tech University, told the Times that the conclusions were among "the most comprehensive climate science reports" to be ever written. Incidentally, the report was published just four days after Trump formally announced America's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, highlighting a striking discord between the president and the scientific agencies who work for him. We ask that any comments by climate-change denialists be flagged for moderation.

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NASA will live stream the event in various platforms, so all one has to do is open up any of the agency's streaming platforms. The lecture and book signing are part of the University's PeayClipse celebration, commemorating the historic solar eclipse.

The paper also said "those who challenge scientific data on human-caused climate change" are anxious the report will be publicly released.

Destructive climate change has arrived in the Midwest.

"Evidence for a changing climate abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans", the executive summary said.

The New York Times and the Associated Press obtained the draft report, which was widely circulated in December to scientists for review. Heavy rainfall events have become more frequent and more intense since 1901 in most parts of the US, and that's particularly true for the Northeastern US. Extreme cold waves, it says, are less common since the 1980s, while extreme heat waves are more common.

"But I don't see any reason why they wouldn't", she said.

President Donald Trump has promised to bring back coal mining jobs, extend oil pipelines, and reduce government subsidies for clean energy initiatives and now USA scientists are fighting back.

Sea level rises are of particular relevance to Florida, and of course to Flagler County.

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