The New Report On Climate, Part 5
Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States; The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century.
November 23, 2018 (U.S. Global Change Research Program)
“…[The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II, a congressionally-mandated report from 13 federal agencies] detailing the impacts of climate change across the United States, shows] the clear and present danger that human-caused climate change poses to the American people, especially to communities of color, the elderly and rural communities…[It shows transitioning] from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources will reduce the risks of climate impacts…A certain amount of warming is likely “locked in” so adaptation is required. The faster the U.S. reduces emissions, the less risk the country faces and cheaper adaptation will be.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will, by the end of the century, save thousands of lives annually, and generate hundreds of billions of dollars of health-related economic benefits…The Department of Defense is already working to understand the increased risks of security issues resulting from climate change-induced resource shocks (ex: crop failure leading to civil unrest) as well as extreme weather events and direct impacts on military infrastructure, (ex: sea level rise at Naval bases)…” click here for more