New warning about the impact of climate change

This post is a summary of the June 28, 2016 strongly worded letter to Congress by 31 organizations in the scientific community to emphasize that the severity of climate change impacts is increasing and is expected to increase substantially in the coming decades.

For the United States, climate change impacts include greater threats of extreme weather events, sea level rise, and increased risk of regional water scarcity, heat waves, wildfires, and the disturbance of biological systems. The severity of climate change impacts is increasing and is expected to increase substantially in the coming decades.

Yet 180 members of Congress are believed to be climate deniers” so now these 31 major scientific organisations in the US – including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Meteorological Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics – have signed a joint letter to Congress urging them to accept that climate change is real and action needs to be taken.

 

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