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.
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|“A driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road.”|
|“The company is losing billions, has essentially no underlying value, and its business could be hammered overnight.”|
|“A new residential building under construction will feature a flying car skyport on the roof.”|