Trump Team Garbles Climate Science — Science Says

Trump Team Garbles Climate Science — Science Says

Trump Team Garbles Climate Science — Science Says

The Larsen C ice shelf crack in Antarctica. If we don't get global warming under control, the consequences will indeed be bad.

The report includes science from almost 60 countries and will appear in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society and on NOAA social media feeds.

"I don't think the public is in the dark" about the scientific consensus on climate change, said Luke Popovich, vice president of the National Mining Association, which represents coal companies.

More than 500 scientists from 60 countries contributed to the report using tens of thousands of measurements from independent data sets.

The results make it hard to ignore the role human-caused climate change is having on temperatures around the world, according to Mann. The final draft report was conducted by scientists from 13 federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation and NASA Headquarters, and is awaiting approval by the Trump Administration.

The report comes after President Donald Trump announced plans for the United States to quit the 2015 Paris climate accord.

Northeastern Brazil marked its fifth consecutive year of drought, the longest dry spell on record in this region. The damage is done and can't be hidden; the evidence is irrefutable. "I also said in the next breath that man's impact does, in fact, have an impact on the climate". It surpassed 2015, of course. "Then 10 hottest years on record have all come since 1998".

When this dependency is taken into account, the likelihood of these three consecutive record-breaking years occurring since 1880 is about 0.03 percent in the absence of human-caused climate change.

Researchers attribute the record heat to long-term global warming and El Nino.

- Greenhouse gas concentrations are higher than ever recorded.

Via NOAA: "This graph shows glacier mass balance - the difference between ice lost through melting and ice gained through new snowfall - each year since 1980 (blue bars) for the 44 glaciers in the World Glacier Monitoring Service's reference network". For the first time in 800,000 years, the 400 ppm is left behind, according to NOAA's report. Carbon dioxide, for instance, saw a 3.5 parts per million increase, plotting 402.9 ppm in 2016.

The data compiled in the report showed 2016 was overall a year of records. That agreement aims to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. And it is roughly double the trend of surface temperature warning since 1901.

Scientists also observed an increase in extreme water cycles around the world with many parts of the globe experiencing major floods while other are facing severe droughts.

The 27th annual State of the Climate report, prepared by more than 450 scientists from almost 60 countries under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's watch, said 2016 marked the third straight year of record warmth.

The draft science report, echoing numerous previous scientific reports, precisely calculates the energy causing climate change since the industrial age.

Some extreme weather events increased, such as unusually high tropical cyclone activity.

The Trump administration is supposed to review and formally approve the report later this month.

The agency said the aim of the report was purely "diagnostic".

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