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Federal scientists' report says climate change is dangerously real

Nashville Public Radio

August 9, 2017

Nashville Public Radio - It's a stark assessment of the realities of the climate crisis, and it seems to have the Trump administration's rhetoric and policies on climate change directly in its crosshairs.

"This is the most comprehensive science report that has been published outside of the auspices of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to my knowledge," co-lead author Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University told the BBC. "It is also the most up-to-date one, since the latest IPCC report is now four years old."

Hayhoe says the report brings together that latest science in a way that "presents us with a stark and unyielding picture of the tremendous impacts humans are having on this planet and, moreover, the importance of the decisions that we are making today to reduce and eventually eliminate our carbon emissions."

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