U.S is walking towards drastic impact of climate change, a Federal Climate Report finds out
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 08-Aug-2017
Washington, August 8: After President Donald Trump came into power, his one decision that highlights the most is the ‘Paris Climate Accord’ take. The climate change is become inevitable and can be felt everywhere. Especially, in the United State of America, the effects are drastic than ever. According to a sweeping federal climate change report, the temperature has risen drastically since 1980s and at the moment, it’s the warmest of the past 1,500 years.
The draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies, which has not yet been made public, concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. It directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain, and that the ability to predict 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. It also says extreme heat waves have become more common and extreme cold waves have less common since the 1980s.
The report was completed this year and is a special science section of the National Climate Assessment, which is congressionally mandated every four years. The National Academy of Sciences has signed off on the draft report, and the authors are awaiting permission from the Trump administration to release it.
Scientists say they fear that the Trump administration could change or suppress the report. But those who challenge scientific data on human-caused climate change say they are equally worried of the draft report.
Nearly 200 nations agreed as part of the Paris accords to limit or cut fossil fuel emissions. If countries make good on those promises, the federal report says, that will be a key step toward keeping global warming at manageable levels. However, Trump announced this year that America would withdraw from the Paris agreement, saying the deal was bad for America economically.