a New report from the US government The effects of climate change on society suggest that unless action is taken, climate events could cost the country nearly $ 0.5 trillion a year by 2090.
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressional report on the impacts of climate change that has been excluded from the work of 300 authors in 12 federal agencies. The 1000-page report covers the impact of climate change on agriculture, labor, geography and health in the United States.
It is the second volume of a report to give federal policymakers information on how global warming is affecting the United States.
It also comes at a time when the current administration is doing everything to refute the growing evidence coming from within its own agencies Evade their national and international obligations To mitigate the effects of global climate change.
In a more global absence mitigation Climate change is expected to pose significant damage to the US economy, human health and the environment. Under high-emission scenarios and limited or unlimited adaptation, annual losses in some sectors are expected to grow to hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century. It is very likely that some physical and environmental effects will not be reversible for thousands of years, while others will always be.
There is hope that the world can still change course and reverse the effects associated with climate change. In fact, the study says short-term mitigation efforts should begin to show results by the middle of the century. Ideally, scientists will be allowed to know what steps they are taking and which do not work.
a lot Climate change The effects and associated economic damage in the United States can be significantly reduced over the 21st century through global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, although the size and timing of avoidable risks vary by sector and region. The impact of short-term emission mitigation is expected to be reduced by mid-century and will grow significantly thereafter.
But for scientists who collected data and compiled the report, evidence of the human impact of climate change is now indisputable.
Observations from around the world show the widespread effects of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations on the Earth's climate. Maximum temperatures rise Heavy rainfall events Increasing. Glaciers and snow cover are shrinking, and sea ice is falling. Sea temperatures are rising, rising and becoming more acidic, and marine species move to new locations towards cooler waters. Floods have become more frequent along the American coast. Growing seasons are growing, and forest fires are on the increase.
While the federal government may not want to take action to reduce emissions that contribute to global warming, the California-led states are increasingly developing legislation to reduce or reduce carbon emissions and create adaptation strategies to deal with the hot climate.
Venture capitalists also began to allocate large capital to technologies that focus on alternative energy generation, energy storage, emission reduction and energy conservation, all of which fall within the category of sustainable solutions.
In fact, Public Offering For Beyond Consumer, there is a growing market for investments in companies that promote a more sustainable lifestyle.
And accelerator programs at an early stage such as Y Combinator Enter the game Advocating emerging companies that develop emission reduction techniques Which contribute to global warming.
The government's new report paints a bleak picture of the future if nothing is done, but, with the investment and technology community once again mobilized to develop possible solutions, there is a possibility that things may not be quite hopeless.
The crucial step would be for the United States Government to respect the advice of its scientists and to take steps to encourage greater action towards what appears to be increasingly the greatest threat to human well-being.