Basically: This is what our best scientists think will happen to us as a result of the actions our government is (not) taking to address the most important problem in human history.
Please share it widely.
“Climate change is projected to significantly affect human health, the economy, and the environment in the United States.”
“In the absence of more significant global mitigation efforts, climate change is projected to impose substantial damages on the U.S. economy, human health, and the environment. ...”
This can’t be emphasized enough: We are currently on course to *permanently* damage our land, our water, our country, and ourselves.
“The impacts and costs of climate change are already being felt in the United States, and recent extreme weather and climate-related events can now be attributed with increasingly higher confidence to human-caused warming”
“Large reductions in present-day emissions…are necessary to achieve **any** long-term objective of preventing warming of **any** desired magnitude.”
“Decisions ... over the next few decades will set into motion the degree of impacts that will likely last throughout the rest of this century, with some impacts (such as sea level rise) lasting for thousands of years or even longer.”
The report notes that President Trump has pledged to withdraw from the agreement.
“The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country...presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth.”