Impacts and Risks of Climate Change
A new government report outlining the impacts to the United States of global warming/climate change warns of extreme weather disasters worsening in the US. After many forms of research were gathered and the data analyzed, new findings and information paired with existing data cite that not only is this expected, but the trend that will follow has also been anticipated for years.
National Climate Assessment warns that warming-charged extremes “have already become more frequent, intense, widespread, or of longer duration” than any other weather patterns previously recorded. With $400 billion having been spent since 2015 due to damaging weather patterns, this federal report indicates that the last few years of damage have smashed existing records. “Warmer and drier conditions have contributed to an increase in large forest fires in the western United States and interior Alaska,” according to the aforementioned report.