A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday | The Atlantic

‘…Most significantly, the National Climate Assessment—which is endorsed by nasanoaa, the Department of Defense, and 10 other federal scientific agencies—contradicts nearly every position taken on the issue by President Donald Trump. Where the president has insisted that fighting global warming will harm the economy, the report responds: Climate change, if left unchecked, could eventually cost the economy hundreds of billions of dollars per year, and kill thousands of Americans to boot.’

Source: A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday | The Atlantic

The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard? | The New York Times

‘…Home to half the world’s population, Asia accounts for three-fourths of global coal consumption today. More important, it accounts for more than three-fourths of coal plants that are either under construction or in the planning stages — a whopping 1,200 of them, according to Urgewald, a German advocacy group that tracks coal development. Heffa Schücking, who heads Urgewald, called those plants “an assault on the Paris goals.”’

Source:  The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard? | The New York Times

U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy | The New York Times

‘…But in direct language, the 1,656-page assessment lays out the devastating effects of a changing climate on the economy, health and environment, including record wildfires in California, crop failures in the Midwest and crumbling infrastructure in the South. Going forward, American exports and supply chains could be disrupted, agricultural yields could fall to 1980s levels by midcentury and fire season could spread to the Southeast, the report finds.’

Source: U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy | The New York Times

Government Climate Report Warns of Worsening US Disasters | The New York Times

‘The National Climate Assessment was written long before the deadly fires in California this month and before Hurricanes Florence and Michael raked the East Coast and Florida. It says warming-charged extremes “have already become more frequent, intense, widespread or of long duration.” The report notes the last few years have smashed U.S. records for damaging weather, costing nearly $400 billion since 2015.’

Source: Government Climate Report Warns of Worsening US Disasters | The New York Times

A Government Climate Study Contradicts the President | Wired

‘A new government report—1,600 pages, two and a half years of work, hundreds of authors, 13 participating agencies—warns that by the end of the century, unchecked climate change could cause tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of billions of dollars in losses and damage. All the evidence points to human emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide as the cause.’

A Government Climate Study Contradicts the President | Wired

‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters | The New York Times

‘He noted that Florida had recently experienced extreme drought, record high temperatures and wildfires — and also Hurricane Michael, the powerful Category 4 storm that slammed into the Panhandle last month. Similarly, California is suffering through the worst wildfires the state has ever seen, as well as drought, extreme heat waves and degraded air quality that threatens the health of residents.’

Source: ‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters | The New York Times

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