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    Report: U.S. Needs National Strategy for Adapting to Warmer Climes - ScienceInsider

    The federal government is way behind on efforts to develop effective strategies to adapt to a changing climate, a new report to the White House says today.

    "Even with mitigation efforts, climate change will continue to unfold for decades due to the long atmospheric lifetime of past greenhouse gas emissions and the gradual release of excess heat that has built up in the oceans," the report says. States, cities, and towns could use guidance from the federal government's vast climate science effort on how to prepare for a warmer world, it adds.

    Requested by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the report comes out of a 2-day summit held last year that involved both scientists and so-called stakeholders from state and local governments and businesses. These included wildlife managers, water and health officials, city planners, and construction experts. "In the past, meetings like this were just a bunch of academics talking together," said Jack Fellows, an official with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, who helped run the summit and contributed to the report.
     
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    Progressives need to stop exhaling and expelling CO2
     
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    Please explain how this related to the fact that Europe is facing its coldest winter in 1,000 years?
     
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    What signs are there for europe having the coldest winter in a thousand years? Gulf stream/north Atlantic current is not stopping as of yet and the global temperatures aren't following solar output decrease yet, so logically it would be very hard to have a winter of europe colder then the 16th and 17th century.
     
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    There does not have to be any basis for a Conservative to grab a peice of nonsense and run with it.
     
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    Where is Skookerasbill when we need him?
     
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    Back in his padded cell.
     
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    Did anyone actually read the report? It was written by several long term feeders at the public trough and lo and behold they really didn't come up with anything tangible under the Conclusions and Priorities section.

    They did however state the obvious with this little missive "Recent budget increases for Federal climate adaptation and research activities are encouraging but important funding needs remain and must be addressed".

    So there you have it. More money to be pissed down the drain and what will we get out of it? Nothing that will be of use. Research on economic impacts (kind of like that laughable PNAS illegal immigration article claiming more ag workers than exist in Mexico will come north because of the heat), research on "best practices", research on vulnerability, research, research, research.

    Go ahead and read it it's a hoot. Another example of how the AGW proponents can just simply waste tons of time and money and produce nothing....except for a very nice living for themselves and their cronies of course...and of course on our dime.
     
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