Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Alarming changes

After our conversation last night at the Mary Daly Discussion Group, my friend Carolyn sent me this great link to this recent post on the New York Times Green Blog. A new draft report from the National Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). The Green Blog's Justin Gillis reports that the draft seems to be taking a much stronger stand about the seriousness of climate change and the ways that human activity is responsible for bringing climate change about:
If it survives in substantially its current form, the document will be a stark warning to the American people about what has already happened and what is coming.

“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” the draft document says. “Americans are noticing changes all around them.

“Summers are longer and hotter, and periods of extreme heat last longer than any living American has ever experienced. Winters are generally shorter and warmer. Rain comes in heavier downpours, though in many regions there are longer dry spells in between.”

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