The long-awaited White House report was quietly issued Friday and outlines how climate change will affect the economy, communities, and infrastructure, as well as how the nation can reduce risks.
"Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west, hurricanes batter our coasts - and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical US assessment of the climate crisis", he said.
"We are seeing the things we said would be happening, happen now in real life", said another co-author Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University.
The congressionally mandated report, written with the help of more than a dozen USA government agencies and departments, outlined the projected impact of global warming on every corner of American society in a dire warning that is at odds with the Trump administration's pro-fossil-fuels agenda.
The federal report is mandated by law.
There will be more mosquito- and tickborne diseases like zika, dengue and chikungunya.
"With the Paris climate agreement in mind, we need to think about solving our problems in ways that are beneficial for our planet", Kurtyka said.
"We live in our drought, our floods and our heat waves".
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He continued: "It's really, frankly, quite shameful for a president who just came out to California and visited the devastation in Paradise, California, in Malibu, where towns have literally been just wiped off the map as a result of the extreme weather we're seeing from climate change".
More than 100 people were wounded in a suspected toxic gas attack in Syria's Aleppo late on Saturday, which a.
For example, the report predicts that in the years from 2070-2099, the United States will see 20% more precipitation in winter and spring for the north central U.S., and a 20% decrease in the southwest in spring.
A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies on Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming, the damage will knock as much as 10 percent off the size of the American economy by century's end.
The report also finds that the US will be 3-12 degrees hotter by the end of the century, depending on how much greenhouse gas is released into the atmosphere. "The Bush, Obama and now Trump Administrations have all published reports showing the current and future impacts to the United States from climate change". "That means we have to focus on us", he said.
Earlier this week Trump mocked climate science, tweeting about cold weather in the Northeast and asking "Whatever happened to Global Warming?" "Over climate timescales of multiple decades, however, global temperature continues to steadily increase".
Since taking power, President Donald Trump has been rolling back his predecessor's environmental and climate protections in order to maximise the production of domestic fossil fuels.
Some suspected that the release of the National Climate Assessment was timed to bury the news in the middle of the long Thanksgiving weekend and the Black Friday holiday shopping rush. Report director David Reidmiller said questions about the timing were "relevant", but said what was in the report was more important.
"The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country". The first, released in November 2017, concluded that there was "no convincing alternative explanation" for the changing climate other than "human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases".
"Global average temperature has increased by about 1.8 (degrees) from 1901 to 2016, and observational evidence does not support any credible natural explanations for this amount of warming", the fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) noted.