Texas Tech University

Dire outlook for US climate change is getting worse

Financial Times

February 19, 2018

CET US News - The dire impact of future climate change on the US, spelt out in the federal government’s National Climate Assessment report last November, is looking even worse after the completion of further research.

We have been smoking fossil fuels for hundreds of years. This report is an X-ray of our lungs. They are in a very serious condition.

Katherine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University


The assessment involves hundreds of scientists in government and universities. Many were worried that it would fall foul of the Trump administration's sceptical attitude about man-made climate change — and were relieved that no attempt was made to hold up or change the first volume of report before publication.

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