Federal report gauges U.S. impacts of global warming

May 29, 2014 5:23 PM

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Federal report gauges U.S. impacts of global warming

Global warming is affecting where and how Americans live and work, and evidence is mounting that burning fossil fuels has made extreme weather such as heat waves and heavy precipitation much more likely in the USA, according to a massive federal report released Tuesday at the White House.

Climate change is here and now, and not in some distant time or place, said Texas Tech University climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, one of the authors of the 1,100-page National Climate Assessment (NCA), the largest, most comprehensive U.S.-focused climate change report ever produced.

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