WASHINGTON As California's catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of extreme weather disasters are worsening in the United States. Without substantial global emissions reductions and local adaptation measures, the report says, "climate change is expected to cause growing losses to American infrastructure and property and impede the rate of economic growth over this century".
The fourth National Climate Assessment says that climate change is poised to reduce the USA economy by as much as 10 percent over the next 80 years, and warns that the changing climate will produce more extreme weather events, including wildfires and flash flooding. It warns of more, stronger, and longer disasters triggered at least in part by global warming.
The changes highlighted in the report "threaten the health and wellbeing of the American people" and "further disrupt many areas of life, exacerbating existing challenges and revealing new risks", says David Easterling, a report author and scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Climate change will cost the USA economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on Friday that the White House called inaccurate.
The report notes the last few years have smashed USA records for damaging weather, costing almost $400 billion since 2015.
The report, the Fourth National Climate Assessment Volume II, supplements a study issued past year that concluded humans are the main cause of global warming, and warned of potentially catastrophic effects to the planet.
Trump and several members of his cabinet have also repeatedly cast doubt on the science of climate change, arguing that the causes and impacts are not yet settled.
When it comes to health, the report says increasing water and air temperatures and more intense extreme events are expected to heighten exposure "to waterborne and foodborne diseases, affecting food and water safety". It details how global warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas is hurting each region of the U.S. and how it impacts different sectors of the economy, including energy and agriculture.
"Earth's climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities", the report says.
The report also finds that the US will be 3-12 degrees hotter by the end of the century, depending on how much greenhouse gas is released into the atmosphere.
Environmental groups said the report reinforced their calls for the United States to take action on climate change. "That means we have to focus on us", he said.
Outside scientists and officials from 13 federal agencies wrote the report, which was released on the afternoon following Thanksgiving. Ultimately, climate change will hit the pocketbooks of the U.S. as well and "impede the rate of growth over this century", the report notes. The report often clashes with the president's past statements and tweets on the legitimacy of climate change science, how much of it is caused by humans, how cyclical it is and what's causing increases in recent wildfires.
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