Yet another scary report by climate astrologers who refuse to change their own lives to carbon neutral ones (via Tom Nelson)
(AP) Global warming is already changing America from sea to rising sea and is affecting how Americans live, a massive new federally commissioned report says.
A special panel of scientists convened by the government issued Friday a 1,146-page draft report that details in dozens of ways how climate change is already disrupting the health, homes and other facets of daily American life. It warns that those disruptions will increase in the future.
“Climate change affects everything that you do,” said report co-author Susan Cutter, director of the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina. “It affects where you live, where you work and where you play and the infrastructure that you need to do all these things. It’s more than just the polar bears.”
Yeah, the weather has always affected those things. I like warmer weather with milder winters, and scorching, humid summers do not bother me because of that awesome invention of the air conditioner, hence, I live in North Carolina. Sure, we have to deal with hurricanes and tornadoes, along with heavy thunderstorm activity now and then. Such is life on earth: weather happens.
Oh, and polar bears are doing just fine. And climate change is a political phrase, not a scientific one.
“Human-induced climate change means much more than just hotter weather,” the report says, listing rising-seas, downpours, melting glaciers and permafrost, and worsening storms. “These changes and other climatic changes have affected and will continue to affect human health, water supply, agriculture, transportation, energy, and many other aspects of society.”
The report uses the word “threat” or variations of it 198 times and versions of the word “disrupt” another 120 times.
Yeah, record corn and sugar beet crops is a Bad Thing. But, what the report is trying to do is create another scary story about weather that has always been changing and unpredictable being all the fault of Mankind, the better to enact legislation that controls people’s behavior.
The report emphasizes that man-made global warming is doing more than just altering the environment we live in, it’s a threat to our bodies, homes, offices, roads, airports, power plants, water systems and farms.
“Climate change threatens human health and well-being in many ways, including impacts from increased extreme weather events, wildfire, decreased air quality, diseases transmitted by insects, food and water, and threats to mental health,” the report said.
Extreme weather has already been debunked. CO2 is not a pollutant. Wildfires have always happened, but tend to appear worse because people live in areas that are subject to wildfires, cameras are present, and extreme environmentalists won’t allow areas to see brush reduced. Disease? Was quite a bit worse at the beginning of the Little Ice Age, when the Black Death killed 75 million people. Mental health? Well, I’ll agree with here there, because Warmists are bat guano nuts. And hypocrites.
For example, the report details 13 airports that have runways that could be inundated by rising sea level. It mentions that thawing Alaskan ground means 50 percent less time to drill for oil. And overall it says up to $6.1 billion in repairs need to be made to Alaskan roads, pipelines, sewer systems, buildings and airports to keep up with global warming.
Except Alaska is cooling. They don’t want you to know pesky facts like that.
The draft report is here, if you want a good laugh.