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National Climate Assessment Details Stronger Evidence Of Global Warming And Its Impacts

A federal committee has published a draft of the nation's third climate assessment report, a comprehensive analysis of the latest and best peer-reviewed science on the extent and impacts of global warming on the United States.

None of the body's findings are entirely new, but the report suggests that evidence is now stronger and clearer than ever that the climate is rapidly changing -- primarily as a result of human activities, including the copious burning of fossil fuels. Observed weather extremes are on the rise, and the possible connection between at least some of these events and human-induced climate change is also more strongly supported by the science.

The nation can expect increased impacts on everything from crops to fresh water supplies, and better and broader national plans for adaptation are needed, the assessment noted.

The draft report, which was prepared by the so-called National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee and written and amassed by a group of 240 scientists, will be subject to a three-month period of review and public comment.

"Climate change presents a major challenge for society," the committee's leadership said in a letter addressed to the American people. "This report and the sustained assessment process that is being developed represent steps forward in advancing our understanding of that challenge and its far-reaching implications for our nation and the world."

In an emailed statement, Gene Karpinski, the president of the League of Conservation Voters, said the report confirms what many Americans already know. "Hurricane Sandy and the historic droughts, floods and heat waves happening across the country aren't a fluke, but the result of a climate warming much faster than previously thought," he said. "If we put off action on climate change, the costs of addressing its impacts will only rise and this extreme weather will be just the beginning. This report should serve as a wake-up call that it's time to act."

The committee's letter continues:

Summers are longer and hotter, and periods of extreme heat last longer than any living American has ever experienced. Winters are generally shorter and warmer. Rain comes in heavier downpours, though in many regions there are longer dry spells in between.

Other changes are even more dramatic. Residents of some coastal cities see their streets flood more regularly during storms and high tides. Inland cities near large rivers also experience more flooding, especially in the Midwest and Northeast. Hotter and drier weather and earlier snow melt mean that wildfires in the West start earlier in the year, last later into the fall, threaten more homes, cause more evacuations, and burn more acreage. In Alaska, the summer sea ice that once protected the coasts has receded, and fall storms now cause more erosion and damage that is severe enough that some communities are already facing relocation. ...

These and other observed climatic changes are having wide-ranging impacts in every region of our country and most sectors of our economy. Some of these changes can be beneficial, such as longer growing seasons in many regions and a longer shipping season on the Great Lakes. But many more have already proven to be detrimental, largely because society and its infrastructure were designed for the climate of the past, not for the rapidly changing climate of the present or the future.


Gun control / Re: Tracking Ridiculous and Moronic Gunnuttery Freakouts
« on: January 11, 2013, 03:59:44 PM »
The chart shows an acceleration in shootings, but since the chartist omitted shootings with fewer than 12 deaths, we can't even be sure of that trend.

The chart shows acceleration of mass shootings, so all shootings is irrelevant to the chart..   

Gun control / Re: Tracking Ridiculous and Moronic Gunnuttery Freakouts
« on: January 11, 2013, 03:19:46 PM »
Pepsi, I have provided a number of quotes from the Founders and the Framers of the Constitution that prove you wrong.

The reason for the Second amendment is two fold... First to provide a sufficient number of armed citizens to protect the nation from attack by foreign invaders, and second, to provide the citizenry the means to defend themselves against the forces of our own government if they were ever turned against the civilian populace.

Hamilton, Madison, Coxe, Adams... they and others made their intent very clear in their writings on the subject.

I'll look for it..

Feedback and Updates on NewsRake / Re: Announcing Likes and Alerts
« on: January 11, 2013, 03:17:59 PM »
Maybe a persmission thing,.. if it was you should see it now.

Feedback and Updates on NewsRake / Re: Announcing Likes and Alerts
« on: January 11, 2013, 03:07:37 PM »
You don't see it on your own posts.. see it on others?

Feedback and Updates on NewsRake / Re: Announcing Likes and Alerts
« on: January 11, 2013, 02:57:50 PM »
see now?

Feedback and Updates on NewsRake / Announcing Likes and Alerts
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:52:52 PM »

That Facebook like thing nobody uses.. who the hell wants the crazy shit we say on here to show up on Facebook? 

Now you can like posts and the likes stay right here on Newsrake.      Like a post or a topic?   So like it..


See that ! icon next to "Newsrake" up at the top?   That will alert you if someone liked your post, you got a personal message, someone quoted you.. perhaps more soon.


General Discussion / Re: So long foodserver
« on: November 08, 2012, 11:59:05 AM »
FS can come back right now and he should.

And JC should keep his mouth shut about it.

I hope FS comes back too but I believe the bet was with JC so if so it is up to JC to forgive the bet.   

From a moderator perspective I have no skin in this one.  I am not here to enforce bets, only our rules.   

General Discussion / Re: Names only please
« on: October 04, 2012, 02:21:48 PM »
I am not sure that anyone here could do much to protect you over the net.

that's my day job  8)

Sports / Re: Why no Sports Forum?
« on: September 24, 2012, 12:51:03 PM »
a bit off topic I'm just psyched my boys are now of the age where they are playing more sports (5 and 7) so I'm shooting hoops, throwing footballs, playing catch and kicking soccer balls again for the first time in decades.

General Discussion / Re: Newsrake casualties mount
« on: April 28, 2012, 10:06:12 AM »
IMO I think many of us spend spend too much time here, which imo equates to being losers...

You spend a lot of time telling us people who spend a lot of time on a forum are losers..I'm just saying  :)

Feedback and Updates on NewsRake / NewsRake Rules
« on: September 12, 2011, 04:14:26 PM »
These are the rules of NewsRake

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These rules may be updated from time to time.   
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Also note moderators are not reading each message; if you feel a message violates NewsRake's rules and would like NewsRake management to take action on it use the "report to moderator" button.

Humor / Re: No, really...
« on: June 08, 2011, 09:43:52 AM »
Weiner's wife is I must say an attractive woman.. instead of sending pics to strange women on the internet dude should just say "hey honey, I'm home!"

History / Re: I'm so old....
« on: February 19, 2011, 08:37:12 PM »
ah, 50 cents.. currently into week 3 of quitting smoking.. at $8.50 I am feeling richer already!

General Discussion / Re: Oberserver
« on: February 07, 2010, 11:10:57 AM »
conservatives make fun of Obama supporters, who they claim look up to him as a "messiah".  Personally I think Reagan is more of a god to the conservatives than Obama ever was to the liberals.

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