According to the National Climate Assessment, a "1,300-page report compiled by 300 leading scientists and experts," climate change has gone from a "distant threat" to a "present-day danger" and "no American will be left unscathed."
"Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," a draft version of the report says. The evidence is visible everywhere from the top of the atmosphere to the bottom of the ocean, it goes on.
"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."
The final wording was under review by the White House but the basic gist remained unchanged, scientists who worked on the report said.
|"Essentially, we ended up with an antacid for the stratosphere."|
|"Nichols really does intend to force automakers to eventually sell nothing but electrics."|
|"The world's most important freezer."|
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|For the Earth to Remain Human-Habitable, Carbon Emissions Must Be Brought to "Near Zero" by 2100|
|"Is meant to produce more energy than it consumes."|
|“We have to forget steel as a core employer.”|
|“It’s not something you would expect to see there and not something we’ve seen there before.”|
|“Drone carrying defibrillators could begin operating in Sweden.”|
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|"Its tilted axis makes orbit, showing the position of the sun and the time."|
|"The first to target civilians and the first such malware built to target a nation’s power supply."|
|"Technological transformation first reduced the income of the populations for decades, although societies became wealthier in the long term."|
|“Making paper out of stone.”|
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|“Lights-out factory devoid of human labor”|