Democrats are worried about the upcoming midterm elections, with good reason. They need big distractions from the issues. Lucky for them the US climate report is out and it’s just as alarming as you expected. President Obama was eagerly awaiting its release so he could appear with weathermen to continue his fear mongering.
You can read the gloomy document here. It begins with a letter from John Kerry praising President Obama for all of his efforts and outlining his plans to further impair the economy. It claims that the average US temperature has increased by .8 degrees Celsius since 1895. (Be sure to see the latest report on global temperatures showing no global warming for almost 18 years. That wasn’t mentioned in the report.) The report goes on the blame every weather event on global warming. The Washington Post has a summary:
The government’s newest national assessment of climate change, released early Tuesday, declares what a wide majority of scientists say is clear: Americans are already feeling the effects of global warming.
Heavy Northeast downpours unleashed by super storms such as Sandy, flooding from sea-level rise from Norfolk to Miami along the Atlantic Ocean, record-setting monster wildfires in several western states, a crop destroying heat wave in the Mid-West, and drought that has parched southern California, have all taken place in recent years.
“The report affirms a number of things we have known,” said Katharine Hayhoe, a Texas Tech University professor and lead co-author of the changing climate chapter of the assessment.
“But there are new aspects,” Hayhoe said. “For a long time we have perceived climate change as an issue that’s distant, affecting just polar bears or something that matters to our kids. This shows it’s not just in the future; it matters today. Many people are feeling the effects.” (Read More)
Where I live it feels like March instead of May, so reports like this one are especially annoying. Around here people want a little global warming. Too bad we can’t use this interactive, “living” report for instructions on how we can make that happen.
Update: The report is a little sketchy on how much the sea level will rise. It could be 8 inches, 11 inches, 4 feet, or 6.6 feet. Take your pick.