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The National Climate Assessment is the definitive statement of current and future impacts of carbon pollution on the United States. And the picture it paints is stark: Inaction will devastate much of the arable land of the nation’s breadbasket — and ruin a livable climate for most Americans.

“Americans face choices” explains the Congressionally-mandated report by 300 leading climate scientists and experts, which was reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences. We’re already seeing serious climate impacts — such as more extreme heat waves, droughts, and deluges — and additional impacts are “now unavoidable.” But just how bad future climate change is “will still largely be determined by choices society makes about emissions.”

Continue reading:  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/06/3434108/report-climate-catastrophe/

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8 thoughts on “Landmark Report Warns Time Is Running Out To Save U.S. From Climate Catastrophe

  1. Robert, it’s hard to hit the like button because I don’t like what I see. But I do so because I really appreciate you bringing awareness about all this. People seem so apathetic or are simply not aware because it’s rarely in the MSM.

    Thank you.

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    • I understand, and I thank you. The apathy problem is partly due to human nature, but mostly due to a corporate-sponsored propaganda campaign. The oil and coal industries, along with short-term business interests, are pumping billions of dollars into political advocacy, lobbying, and industry consolidation particularly in the MSM. Proponents of science have been too late in realizing this onslaught, who previously thought that the evidence alone would be sufficient to shift public opinion on climate change. That was a tragically naive mistake.

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  2. Thank you so much for helping to dispel the ignorance and apathetic complacency destroying “civilization” today. It’s a difficult, uphill battle. Fortunately, there are others who care about something more than a fat wallet.

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