Federal report sees human-caused changes to California's climate

The agency's annual report, released Thursday, was based on contributions from almost 500 scientists from more than 60 nations.

The Times' overzealousness is usually met with wailing and pearl-clutching from the scientific establishment and environmental activists. They've become a central cog in the left's propaganda machine that pushes the idea that "humanity" must do something drastic to halt global warming.

But this is an unusual time, and what remains uncertain is whether the report now pass the test of an administration that has an unprecedented hostility to climate science and to some degree science itself.

Walsh said, whatever fears scientists might have, he's seen no political interference in the report to date. Maybe reporter Lisa Friedman failed to consult one Bob Kopp, or others who cited the error on Twitter: "The Times' leaked draft has been on the Internet Archive since January, during the public comment period".

The report published by the Times requires final sign-off by 13 federal agencies and the White House, so Smith might not have much say in its final conclusions. It's an assessment of the latest and best climate science from around the world by 13 federal agencies, including NASA, the EPA and even the Department of Defense, along with a host of leading United States scientists.

The report, by 30 lead authors representing agencies such as NASA, federal laboratories, the private sector and universities, is part of the National Climate Assessment. "As Philip Rucker and Ed O'Keefe reported in June, Republicans in Congress have complained that federal agencies aren't sharing information; the White House began banishing live coverage of briefings; and it ended the Obama practice of releasing White House visitor logs".

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Kopp tweeted: "It's not clear what the news is in this story; posted draft is public review draft from Dec, and WH review hasn't yet missed Aug 18 deadline". "If the report is approved, then it is just a matter of logistics before it is published".

If that happens, she said, "the author team will then have to decide whether they can make [those changes] or not". The government scientists found that "stronger evidence has emerged for continuing, rapid, human-caused warming of the global atmosphere and oceans". Thousands of studies conducted by tens of thousands of scientists around the world have documented changes in surface, atmospheric, and oceanic temperatures; melting glaciers; disappearing snow cover; shrinking sea ice; rising sea level; and an increase in atmospheric water vapor.

NASA calls humanity's increase in greenhouse gas "the main cause of the global warming".

A total of 468 scientists from 64 countries who worked on the report concluded: "Major indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a warming planet".

Neither the draft reports nor the final National Climate Assessment itself are scientific documents; they are products of government-subsidized and employed scientists, bureaucrats and political operatives who all have powerful professional reasons to push the overarching global warming narrative that the Earth's temperature is soaring due to human-sourced Carbon dioxide emissions.

According to the report released Thursday, the global land and ocean surface temperature was 0.45˚-0.56˚C above the average for 1981 to 2010. Heat waves can destroy crops, cause power outages, and they are risky for your health.

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