“The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences. The full report of the National Climate Assessment provides an in-depth look at climate change impacts on the U.S. It details the multitude of ways climate change is already affecting and will increasingly affect the lives of Americans.” Users may browse, search or download the entire report, and explore specifically how climate change affects you and your family by choosing specific sectors – Explore how climate change affects important sectors such as health, water, and agriculture; Explore how climate is already affecting and will continue to affect your region; Explore actions to reduce emissions (“mitigation”) and adapt to a changing climate.
NOAA – “This report confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the U.S. and key sectors of the national economy. Certain types of extreme weather events with links to climate change have become more frequent and/or intense, including prolonged periods of heat, heavy downpours, and in some regions, floods and droughts. In addition, warming is causing sea level to rise and glaciers and Arctic sea ice to melt, and oceans are becoming more acidic as they absorb carbon dioxide. These and other aspects of climate change are disrupting people’s lives and damaging some sectors of our economy. These findings underscore the need for urgent action to combat the threats from climate change, protect American citizens and communities today, and build a healthy, sustainable future for our children and grandchildren.”
- See also the WaPo – U.S. climate report: global warming already having impact