Climate Committee Report

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    National Climate Assessment Details Stronger Evidence Of Global Warming And Its Impacts

    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.
    Other changes are even more dramatic. Residents of some coastal cities see their streets flood more regularly during storms and high tides. Inland cities near large rivers also experience more flooding, especially in the Midwest and Northeast. Hotter and drier weather and earlier snow melt mean that wildfires in the West start earlier in the year, last later into the fall, threaten more homes, cause more evacuations, and burn more acreage. In Alaska, the summer sea ice that once protected the coasts has receded, and fall storms now cause more erosion and damage that is severe enough that some communities are already facing relocation. ...

    These and other observed climatic changes are having wide-ranging impacts in every region of our country and most sectors of our economy. Some of these changes can be beneficial, such as longer growing seasons in many regions and a longer shipping season on the Great Lakes. But many more have already proven to be detrimental, largely because society and its infrastructure were designed for the climate of the past, not for the rapidly changing climate of the present or the future.
     
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    It's going to take creativity and ingenuity to combat global warming. I very much doubt regulation will do anything.
     
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    Give it up Old EnviroWacko, Obama already said he ain't signin' "Save Duh Erff" Legislation and put the Economy at risk.

    Haha! But he got YOUR vote didn't he?

    Sucker!
     
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    A stacked deck of the annointed.
     
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    Global Warming...LOLz. You'll believe anything
     
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    The USA is a minor factor in producing manmade CO2, which has no effect on climate in the first place.
     
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    Increased usage of natural gas vs coal has been a determining factor in reducing C02 emissions to a 20-year low in the U.S.
     
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    That makes sense to me.
     
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    Regulations are rarely the end-all of any situation. What the regulations do accomplish is the establishment of structural boundaries and a foundational framework for orderly progressing into future efforts.
    Speed limits don't stop all speeding, but they do establish a generally enforceable regulated range of traffic speed.

    creativity, ingenuity and much more. Combat is too sudden to make an accurate comparison to my understandings of climate change. It will teach us to think long-term or we will suffer from our inability to adapt and evolve.
     

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