Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans' lives

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Global warming is rapidly turning America the beautiful into America the stormy, sneezy and dangerous, according to a new federal scientific report. And those shining seas? Rising and costly, the report says.

Climate change's assorted harms "are expected to become increasingly disruptive across the nation throughout this century and beyond," the National Climate Assessment concluded Tuesday. The report emphasizes how warming and its all-too-wild weather are changing daily lives, even using the phrase "climate disruption" as another way of saying global warming.

Still, it's not too late to prevent the worst of climate change, says the 840-page report, which the White House is highlighting as it tries to jump-start often stalled efforts to curb heat-trapping gases.

Federal Report: Warming Disrupts Americans' Lives - ABC News

 
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Hint to IC: They stopped calling it 'global warming' some time ago. That was morphed into 'climate change', and now they're fishing for a new cute two word alternative to that. The latest one they're floating is 'climate disruption'. :lol:




 
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Warming disrupted life in the US.. In the US this was one of the coolest years...

2013 Will Finish One Of The Ten Coldest Years In US History, With The Largest Drop In Temperature | Real Science


The problem in the US was not WARMING but cooling.

winter in 2014 is one of the coolest also.

SO HOW DID WARMING disrupt the US when in the US last year was one of the 10 coolest.

When it is cooler than normal, that's weather.

When it is warmer than normal, that's climate.

When it is cooler than normal in CONUS, we're only a small percentage of the earth's surface.

When it is warmer than normal in CONUS that is climate change.


 
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Why have 9 out of 10 of the hottest years in recorded history occurred in the last 10 years?

From South Dakota to Massachusetts temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Wednesday as the largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many parts of the country still days away.

Most states in the U.S. had at least one region where the temperature hit 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, though the worst heat was in the Midwest to Northeast. Humid air just made it all feel worse, with heat indexes in some places over 100.

Heat Wave 2013: Summer Temperatures Surge In Much Of U.S.

The high climbed to 100 on Tuesday, breaking the old record of 95 degrees set in 1956. The last time Denver hit 100 degrees was on July 23, 2012.
Stifling Heat Gripping Denver, Dallas Spills Eastward



 
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So it being 0.5 degrees warmer now than 50 years ago creates more droughts and more floods and more hot and more cold, but being cooler that 10 years ago creates more droughts and more floods and more extreme hot and more extreme cold?

OK, which one is it?