Climate change is real, federal scientists warn
Assessing the realities of the global climate crisis is a topic that builds momentum, while the latest Trump policy on the matter remains unchanged
The 543-page report report from the US Global Change Research Program leaked in the New York Times is considered to be a direct challenge to the Trump administration’s plocy on that extremely important reality.
The assessment, “U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report,” laid down by scientists from best 13 federal agencies in the USA (such as NASA, EPA and the Department of Defense) and prepared under the Obama presidency, is not a political document, but one that raises concern over obvious climate changes our planet faces and is the result of decades of research.
“This is the most comprehensive science report that has been published outside of the auspices of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to my knowledge. It is also the most up-to-date one, since the latest IPCC report is now four years old,” co-lead author Katharine Hayhoe from Texas Tech University declared for the BBC.
According to Hayhoe, the report “presents us with a stark and unyielding picture of the tremendous impacts humans are having on this planet and, moreover, the importance of the decisions that we are making today to reduce and eventually eliminate our carbon emissions.”
While the scientific report awaits for the federal review process, it has passed all the tests at all the forum that can recognize its scientific integrity.
“The final draft is now being reviewed by the administration. If the report is approved, then it is just a matter of logistics before it is published. However, the administration may choose to not approve it, or to request changes,” Hayhoe concluded.