Lasso the National Climate Assessment
Lasso the National Climate Assessment facts into your life by wrangling how recent climate factors have impacted your area, worse flooding in years, wild fires encroaching on more homes, etc. The NCA (National Climate Assessment) is a large-scale national project researched under the authority of the USGCRP (United States Global Change Research Program- a program collated with federal research on changes in the global environment and their implication for society.
“While a majority of states and a rapidly growing numbers of municipalities have begun to incorporate the risk of climate change into their planning activities, implementation of adaptation measures are still at the early stages,” says Adam Welchel, an author of the 800 page report, who is from the Nature Conservancy of Connecticut.
This is the third assessment since 2000. The Second National Climate Assessment, entitled Global Climate Change was published in 2009 with the First National Assessment on Climate Change (NACC) – titled, Climate Change Impacts on the United States and was published in 2000. Some of the agencies involved were the National Institute of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation.
WWW.globalchange.gov has an opening page welcoming you to the National Climate Assessment with summaries of the climate impact on the United States, now and in the future. The report discusses, “Multiple lines of independent evidence confirm that human activities are the primary cause of the global warming for the past fifty years. The burning of coal, oil and gas, and clearing of forests have increased the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by more than 40% since the Industrial Revolution, and it has been known for almost two centuries that this carbon dioxide traps heat.”
“This report clearly lays out the threats to health and economic security families in the Midwest are facing from climate disruption, says Dan Sawmiller, campaign representative for the Sierra Club Ohio. “It’s time for action from Washington, and it’s time for Governor Kasich to develop a strong commonsense plan to protect Ohio’s families.”
The NCA states, “Long term, independent records from weather stations, satellites, ocean buoys, tide gauges, and many other date sources all confirm that our nation, like the rest of the world is warming.”