A draft report delivered by government scientists sums up that Americans are currently feeling the impact of climate change
Since 1980, the average temperature in the United States has risen with a damaging speed, while the latest decades have been the warmest to have been recorded in the past 1,500 years. The worrying news come from the report concluded by the Trump administration.
13 federal agencies came together and drafted the report that has not yet been made public. It concludes that Americans are currently suffering from the effects of climate change. At the same time, it contradicts all the claims that President Trump and members of his cabinet sustained; they mentioned that the human contribution to climate change is not something to bet on, uncertain, and that predicting the effects is limited.
“Evidence for a changing climate abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans,” a draft of the report states.
The authors of the report note that thousands of studies have been conducted by tens of thousands of scientists, documenting climate changes on both land and in the air.
“Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse (heat-trapping) gases, are primarily responsible for recent observed climate change,” they wrote.
The report was completed this year. More than that, it represents a special science section of the National Climate Assessment, which is mandated by congress every four years. The National Academy of Sciences has signed the draft report, and the authors are currently waiting for the Trump administration’s permission to release it.