New climate report warns of increasingly dire risks to U.S.

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So, what's the best way to try to hide a story worthy of widespread attention?

How about releasing it on a Friday. And not just any Friday, but Black Friday, a day many people have off and spend all their time shopping.

The Trump administration released a major new climate science report on Black Friday, warning of "hundreds of billions of dollars" in annual losses to some economic sectors without scaled up actions to adapt to current changes and slash emissions to avoid future warming.
Why it matters: The report by scientists from 13 federal agencies constitutes the second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which is a congressionally mandated report. It provides a thorough overview of climate change threats based on economic sector and region.
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  • The release date, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, is likely to bury the news coverage of its findings.
The details: The contents of the new report, which consists of 29 chapters, are bleak. The report points out that the era of climate consequences for the U.S. is well underway, and only actions taken in the next few years can be effective in addressing the scope and severity of the problem.
  • The report authors warn that neither climate adaptation or the pace of emissions cuts are keeping up with the severity and swiftness of the challenge.
The new report builds off of findings from the first volume of the National Climate Assessment, which was released by the Trump administration in November 2017.
The link to the actual report is in the above text.

Major new climate report warns U.S. could see hundreds of billions in economic losses
 
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From CNN:
Coming from the US Global Change Research Program, a team of 13 federal agencies, theFourth National Climate Assessment was put together with the help of 1,000 people, including 300 leading scientists, roughly half from outside the government.
It's the second of two volumes. The first, released in November 2017, concluded that there is "no convincing alternative explanation" for the changing climate other than "human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases."

The report's findings run counter to President Donald Trump's consistent message that climate change is a hoax.
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted, "Whatever happened to Global Warming?" as some Americans faced the coldest Thanksgiving in over a century.

OY! Dotard still hasn't figured out the difference between weather and climate change.
 
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From CNN:
Coming from the US Global Change Research Program, a team of 13 federal agencies, theFourth National Climate Assessment was put together with the help of 1,000 people, including 300 leading scientists, roughly half from outside the government.
It's the second of two volumes. The first, released in November 2017, concluded that there is "no convincing alternative explanation" for the changing climate other than "human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases."

The report's findings run counter to President Donald Trump's consistent message that climate change is a hoax.
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted, "Whatever happened to Global Warming?" as some Americans faced the coldest Thanksgiving in over a century.

OY! Dotard still hasn't figured out the difference between weather and climate change.
Unusual cold, following this summer's record heat. Take a look at the high temperature records broken this year:

Global heat waves animation shows records broken in 2018
 
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