Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Climate Change to Make America Hotter, Drier, and More Disaster-Prone

A recent draft report of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) provides the fullest picture to date of the real-time effects of climate change. The report links climate change to extreme weather events and projects an increased risk of asthma and other public health emergencies, widespread power blackouts, mass transit shutdowns, and possible shortages of food by the end of the 21st century. More than 300 government scientists and outside experts contributed to the report, which will guide federal, state, and city governments in making long-term plans. Read more »