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Scientists Call for Trump to Accept Climate Report
11 August 2017, 07:24 | Bernard Bryant
Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on US
Even the federal government's own reports - including a draft science study for the National Climate Assessment obtained this week by The Associated Press and other media - paint an entirely different reality than what's coming from the Trump Administration.
South America witnessed devastating drought, the Pacific Ocean saw its earliest hurricane on record, and 93 big storms hit the tropics, with the USA logging its most storms since 2008.
Some of the key findings of the report are that the average temperature in the USA has increased dramatically since 1980 and that recent decades have been among the warmest in the past 1,500 years. "Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are primarily responsible for recent observed climate change", the draft report says.
"If the administration is backing out of the Paris agreement and there's not a strong backing of the idea of human caused climate change, than our report will most surely come into conflict with some of those stated ideas".
The various agencies have until August 18 to prepare the final report in order to meet the timeline imposed by Congress. The phenomenon affects the climate globally, disrupting weather patterns.
And of course, the climate clan is already hunkering down, planning to use the report to push for more federal climate policies and smear Trump, his administration, and his supporters as "deniers". This month, he formally notified the United Nations that the USA will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, reneging on the nation's commitment to reducing heat-trapping pollutants.
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Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 2.29-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq , a 2.47-to-1 ratio favoured decliners. Investors piled into safe-haven assets such as United States government bonds , gold and the Japanese yen and sold off shares.
The year 2016 was the warmest on record for the planet as a whole, surpassing temperature records that date back 137 years, according to an annual report compiled by scientists around the globe.
The report predicts that USA temperatures will rise at least 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few decades, with cities experiencing much hotter temperatures.
Meanwhile, the world's alpine glaciers retreated for the 37th straight year, according to the report, while springtime snow cover dipped to new lows in many parts of the world.
Global sea levels rose to another record high and are now about 3.25 inches higher than the 1993 average, and 2016 was the sixth consecutive year of sea level rise. The oceans have risen an average of 0.13 inches per year over the past two decades, the report stated. Even though the increase is essentially negligible, the scientists warn that without major reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, the temperature in the US will rise almost nine degrees Fahrenheit by the end of this century.
Key members of Trump's Cabinet have more recently questioned whether carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases created by human activities are the primary cause for global warming.
The report is "without doubt alarming", said Peter Gleick, chief scientist and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, an Oakland think tank that researches water issues.
"There was no attempt to steer the report one way or another", he said. "But 2017 has not shown any dramatic reversal of course".
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"The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people". Addressing reporters' questions in Mountain View, Mattis said that the effort to contain North Korea is "diplomatically led".
Mattis warns North Korea: aggression will mean the "end"
Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday. "We are not just a military installation". A plan will be presented to leader Kim Jong-un who will make a decision on whether to proceed, said North's state media.
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Even worse, he still employs and sends out unqualified aides who behave in ways created to raise tensions and provoke North Korea. Nikki Haley slammed a Fox News report based on anonymous sources claiming North Korea is moving anti-ship missiles to its coast.
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Thirty-four percent of respondents approve of Democratic leaders in Congress, compared to 59 percent who disapprove. Still, just a third (33%) say Obamacare should be repealed completely, regardless of whether it is replaced.
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