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Laurie Garrett @Laurie_Garrett
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The U.S. govt's 4th National Climate Report is just out, and wow.
nca2018.globalchange.gov
Highlights:
#ClimateChange creates new risks & exacerbates existing vulnerabilities in communities across the US, presenting growing challenges to human health & safety.."
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2.) U.S. govt's 4th National Climate Report is just out.
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"W/out substantial & sustained global mitigation & regional adaptation efforts, #ClimateChange is expected to cause growing losses to American infrastructure & property & impede the rate of economic growth"
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3.) U.S. govt's 4th National Climate Report is just out.
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"#ClimateChange affects natural, built & social systems we rely on...systems are increasingly vulnerable to cascading impacts that are often difficult to predict, threatening essential services..."
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4.) U.S. govt's 4th National Climate Report is just out.
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"While mitigation & adaptation efforts have expanded in the last 4 yrs, they do not yet approach the scale necessary to avoid substantial damages to the economy, environment & human health..."
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5.) U.S. govt's 4th National Climate Report is just out.
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"The quality & quantity of water available for use by people & ecosystems across the country are being affected by #ClimateChange , ^ing risks & costs to agriculture...and the environment."
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6.) U.S. govt's 4th National Climate Report is just out.
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"Impacts frm #ClimateChange on extreme weather & air quality & the transmission of disease through insects & pests, food & water ^ingly threaten the health & well-being of the American people..."
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7.) U.S. govt's 4th National Climate Report is just out.
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"W/out substantial & sustained reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions, transformative impacts on ecosystems will occur; some coral reef and sea ice ecosystems are already experiencing such changes."
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8.) U.S. govt's 4th National Climate Report is just out.
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"increases in challenges to livestock health, declines in crop yields & quality, & changes in extreme events in the US & abroad threaten rural livelihoods, sustainable food security, and price stability."
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9.) U.S. govt's 4th National Climate Report is just out.
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Due to damaged infrastructures, "potential for cascading impacts that threaten our economy, national security, essential services, and health and well-being."
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10.) U.S. govt's 4th National Climate Report is just out.
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"Even in a future with lower greenhouse gas emissions, many communities are expected to suffer financial impacts as chronic high-tide flooding leads to higher costs and lower property values."
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11.) U.S. govt's 4th National Climate Report is just out.
And this is from the #Trump administration! "annual losses in some economic sectors are projected to reach hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century—more than the current GDP of many U.S. states."
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