White House sets out looming climate risks for United States
“Flooded rail lines. Bigger, more frequent droughts. A rash of wildfires.
Those are some of the alarming predictions in a White House climate change report released Tuesday, part of President Barack Obama’s broader second-term effort to help the nation prepare for the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more erratic weather.
‘Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,’ the National Climate Assessment says, adding that the evidence of man-made climate change ‘continues to strengthen’ and that ‘impacts are increasing across the country.'”