Climate Change Underway in U.S.

Climate Change Underway in U.S.

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A federal advisory panel released a massive draft report detailing the extent to which climate change is already transforming the nation’s landscape and Americans’ way of life, warning that these impacts will intensify in the coming decades, given the current rate of global carbon emissions.

The draft of the third National Climate Assessment– more than 1,000 pages compiled by more than 300 experts over the course of the past three years — sums up what has become increasingly apparent: The country is hotter than it used to be, rainfall is becoming both more intense and erratic, and rising seas and storm surges threaten U.S. coasts.

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