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Interesting. From Center for American Progress:

Yesterday, the U.S. Climate Change Science Program released a 162-page report revealing that “changes in weather and climate change” have been and will continue to be “the biggest impact of global warming.” The report, which synthesizes the findings of more than 100 academic papers, also warns that increases in extreme weather are “among the most serious challenges to society.” The assessment finds that manmade global warming has caused an increased frequency of heat waves, droughts, severe rainfall, and fierce hurricanes, and that there is a 90 percent likelihood that the frequency and intensity of such harsh weather conditions will rise. Thomas Karl, co-chairman of the report, said the recurrence of the type of flooding witnessed in Iowa will continue as “time goes on and global temperatures increase.” In definitive terms, carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning coal, oil, and natural gas, contributed most to global warming in the last century, the report concludes. NASA climatologist James Hansen cites the report in stating that “the next President and Congress” must exert leadership in order to take “responsibility for the present dangerous situation.”

Written by Leisureguy

20 June 2008 at 11:01 am

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