Climate change is here and action needed now,new report says

Postby fauxnews » Tue May 06, 2014 10:21 am

Climate change is here and action needed now, new report says
By Kevin Liptak, Jethro Mullen and Tom Cohen, CNN
updated 1:15 PM EDT, Tue May 6, 2014

NEW: Administration officials "fanning out" across the country to publicize the report
NEW: GOP Sen. McConnell criticizes proposed government steps on climate change
A new government report outlines how climate change already affects the country
The assessment was produced over several years by more than 300 experts
Washington (CNN) -- Climate change is here and will only worsen. Get used to more flooding, wildfires and drought, depending on where you live. Cities and states across America already are spending lots of money to respond.
Those are the take-home messages of a new White House report released Tuesday that is part of President Barack Obama's second-term effort to prepare the nation for the impacts of a changing climate such as rising sea levels and increasingly erratic weather.
The National Climate Assessment update said evidence of human-made climate change "continues to strengthen" and that "Americans are noticing changes all around them."
"Climate change is not a distant threat," said John Holdren, who directs the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. "It already is affecting every region of the country and key sectors of the economy."
Read the National Climate Assessment
The Obama administration wants the report to ignite awareness of the need for government and communities to respond now to climate change in the face of a relentless campaign backed by the fossil fuel industry that challenges whether it is real or caused by human activity such as increased carbon emissions from power plants, factories and cars.
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In a statement coinciding with the report's publication, the White House said the findings "underscore the need for urgent action to combat the threats from climate change, protect American citizens and communities today, and build a sustainable future for our kids and grandkids."
John Podesta, a Democratic operative who now counsels the President, told reporters that Obama will kick off a broad campaign to publicize the report by speaking with meteorologists later Tuesday.
Obama also will hold other climate change-themed events in coming days, and Podesta said Cabinet members and other administration officials would be "fanning out" across the country to spread the word about how climate change impacts specific regions.
Republican critics immediately pounced on new report as a political tool for Obama to try to impose a regulatory agenda that would hurt the economy.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky mocked what he described as the hypocritical stance of "liberal elites" who demand strong action on climate change while failing to reduce their own carbon footprint.
"Even if we were to enact the kind of national energy regulations the President seems to want so badly, it would be unlikely to meaningfully impact global emissions anyway unless other major industrial nations do the same thing," McConnell said in arguing against proposals to reduce industrial pollution.
He called the debate "cynical" because Obama knew that "much of the pain of imposing such regulations would be borne by our own middle class."
To Podesta and Holdren, the reality of climate change will win out over opponents of new energy policies to combat it.
"Public awareness has been going up and will continue to go up," Holdren told reporters, predicting increased public support for government action to reduce U.S. carbon emissions and for America to take a leadership role on climate change in the international arena.
Recent polling indicates most Americans believe human activities cause climate change, but also shows the issue is less important to the public than the economy and other topics.
A Gallup poll in March found that 34% of respondents think climate change, called global warming in the poll, posed a "serious threat" to their way of life, compared to 64% who responded "no." At the same time, more than 60% of respondents believed global warming was happening or would happen in their lifetime.
Experts help produce the report
More than 300 experts helped produce the report over several years, updating a previous assessment published in 2009. Podesta called it "actionable science" for policymakers and the public to use in forging a way forward.
Scientists break down the response to climate change into two categories -- minimizing the effects by reducing the cause, which is known as mitigation, and preparing for impacts already occurring or certain to occur, which is called adaptation.
The report breaks the country down by region and identifies specific threats should climate change continue. Major concerns cited by scientists involved in creating the report include rising sea levels along America's coasts, drought in the Southwest and prolonged fire seasons.
It predicts sea levels will rise at least a foot by the end of the century and perhaps as much as four feet, depending on how much of the Greenland and Antarctic ice shelf melts.
Such an outcome could be catastrophic for millions of people living along the ocean, submerging tropical islands and encroaching on coastal areas.
Low-lying U.S. cities already experience high flooding, with Miami planning to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to address the problem, noted Jerry Melillo of Marine Biologopcal Laboratory, who chaired the advisory committee that produced the new assessment.
The Great Plains could experience heavier droughts and heat waves with increasing frequency, while more wildfires in the West could threaten agriculture and residential communities, the report notes.
Obama's week-long focus on climate change continues Wednesday, when the White House convenes a summit focused on green building tactics. Later in the week, Obama will announce new solar power initiatives, according to Podesta.
Faced with relentless Republican opposition to significant climate change legislation in his first term, Obama pledged to renew his efforts on the issue in his final four years, including using executive actions that bypass Congress.
He has introduced new regulations on vehicle emissions and created "climate hubs" that help businesses prepare for the effects of climate change.
Obama and his administration also are considering a proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Environmental groups say the project would contribute to climate change because tar sands oil is dirtier than conventionally drilled crude, and importing it would maintain the country's dependence on fossil fuels.
The new assessment calls for continued mitigation steps including regulations and programs to reduce carbon emissions, as well as necessary planning and investment to deal with the known impacts.
Melillo cited some adaptation measures already underway, noting a "terrific plan for extreme heat events" by the city of Philadelphia.
"Things are starting to happen," Melillo said, adding that the continued efforts over time will "ultimately present a very positive picture" about Americans taking action on climate change.
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Re: Climate change is here and action needed now,new report

Postby EmmaRoydes » Tue May 06, 2014 10:36 am

Podesta Power and Center for American Progress: The dark, driving force behind the president’s massive green energy scheme
http://greencorruption.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/podesta-power-and-center-for-american.html


From the co-founder of Greenpeace:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/17736-no-proof-of-man-made-climate-change-says-greenpeace-co-founder

a Non-Government review of the politicized IPCC report:
http://heartland.org/media-library/pdfs/CCR-IIb/Summary-for-Policymakers.pdf
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Re: Climate change is here and action needed now,new report

Postby fauxnews » Tue May 06, 2014 11:44 am

EmmaRoydes wrote:You used CNN as a source. CNN has become a travel and entertainment channel, not a news source. CNN = real news source


EmmaRoydes wrote:Podesta Power and Center for American Progress: The dark, driving force behind the president’s massive green energy scheme
http://greencorruption.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/podesta-power-and-center-for-american.html
greencorruption.blogspot = NOT a real news source, it's a blog

From the co-founder of Greenpeace:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/17736-no-proof-of-man-made-climate-change-says-greenpeace-co-founder
thenewamerican.com = NOT a real NEWS source, its a conservative website with that conservative great slogan "The freedom shall not perish" :lol:

a Non-Government review of the politicized IPCC report:
http://heartland.org/media-library/pdfs/CCR-IIb/Summary-for-Policymakers.pdf
heartland.org = NOT a real NEWS source...The Heartland Institute is an American conservative public policy think tank based in Chicago, which states that it advocates free market policies....which is as far from news as you can get, they have a BIASED agenda


As my pal "Crankyhead" might've said back in the day about such incredible logic, on this site we consider this....

Arnnatzlogic: Anything from CNN can NOT be trusted because they happen to report on "entertainment" and "travel" in addition to the news but we should TOTALLY trust anything from conservative NON-news websites (with biased agendas) and right-wing politically biased biased NON-news blogs like "greencorruption.blogspot.co.uk" and "http://www.breitbart.com"

EmmaRoydes wrote: The whole reason that I made the first posting above was to get intelligent, rational debate....You can continue this argument without me.


So much for your word.

I totally called it by the way...

Ahem...
http://www.politifake.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9597&start=150#p138453
EmmaRoydes wrote:The whole reason that I made the first posting above was to get intelligent, rational debate....You can continue this argument without me.
faux news wrote: Hmmmm, where have I heard that before. :roll:

Well, we will see if your promise holds up. One can only hope. A good test of your word. Though I predict it'll be about as bogus as your sources.


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Re: Climate change is here and action needed now,new report

Postby EmmaRoydes » Tue May 06, 2014 2:36 pm

fauxnews wrote:
EmmaRoydes wrote:You used CNN as a source. CNN has become a travel and entertainment channel, not a news source. CNN = real news source


EmmaRoydes wrote:Podesta Power and Center for American Progress: The dark, driving force behind the president’s massive green energy scheme
http://greencorruption.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/podesta-power-and-center-for-american.html
greencorruption.blogspot = NOT a real news source, it's a blog

From the co-founder of Greenpeace:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/17736-no-proof-of-man-made-climate-change-says-greenpeace-co-founder
thenewamerican.com = NOT a real NEWS source, its a conservative website with that conservative great slogan "The freedom shall not perish" :lol:

a Non-Government review of the politicized IPCC report:
http://heartland.org/media-library/pdfs/CCR-IIb/Summary-for-Policymakers.pdf
heartland.org = NOT a real NEWS source...The Heartland Institute is an American conservative public policy think tank based in Chicago, which states that it advocates free market policies....which is as far from news as you can get, they have a BIASED agenda


As my pal "Crankyhead" might've said back in the day about such incredible logic, on this site we consider this....

Arnnatzlogic: Anything from CNN can NOT be trusted because they happen to report on "entertainment" and "travel" in addition to the news but we should TOTALLY trust anything from conservative NON-news websites (with biased agendas) and right-wing politically biased biased NON-news blogs like "greencorruption.blogspot.co.uk" and "http://www.breitbart.com"

EmmaRoydes wrote: The whole reason that I made the first posting above was to get intelligent, rational debate....You can continue this argument without me.


So much for your word.

I totally called it by the way...

Ahem...
http://www.politifake.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9597&start=150#p138453
EmmaRoydes wrote:The whole reason that I made the first posting above was to get intelligent, rational debate....You can continue this argument without me.
faux news wrote: Hmmmm, where have I heard that before. :roll:

Well, we will see if your promise holds up. One can only hope. A good test of your word. Though I predict it'll be about as bogus as your sources.


:owned:


Your source on this one was the white house. The same source that has lived by massive lies to the american people and themselves. Now that's a bogus source.
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Re: Climate change is here and action needed now,new report

Postby fauxnews » Tue May 06, 2014 3:24 pm

Fauxnews wrote:You're falling victim to broken delusional narcisstic faux-logic that I like to refer to (on this site) as...
Arnnatzlogic: Anything from CNN can NOT be trusted because they happen to report on "entertainment" and "travel" in addition to the news but we should TOTALLY trust anything from conservative NON-news websites (with biased agendas) and right-wing politically biased biased NON-news blogs like "greencorruption.blogspot.co.uk" and "http://www.breitbart.com"
EmmaRoydes wrote:Your source on this one was the white house. The same source that has lived by massive lies to the american people and themselves. Now that's a bogus source.
Arnnatzlogic: throwing out a fallacy is the same thing as directly responding to the logic of an argument.


*yawn* :sleep:
Actually, the Whitehouse is not the source. They were making political recommendations (that I don't entirely agree with) based on a credible report conducted by 300+ experts on climate change (who I do agree with) meticulously taken over the last several years .

The report is the source.

But, basically, you conceded (by your own special-brand of logic) that a politically derived source is bogus--like the three conservative, rightwing NON-news sites you used...effectively canceling out anything you said today when you used THREE+ biased political derived sources "that has lived by massive lies to the american people and themselves." Incidentally, that wasn't even my point. But why waste my time telling you what I think and know anyways? I don't have to prove you wrong when you do such a great job of doing that all by yourself.ROFL

It also doesn't help that you failed to meaningfully respond to anything I said. Priceless. And I thought you thumbed your nose at me and swore you were above arguing with me about climate-change, 'pledging' to never speak to me again, only to contradict yourself on that as well by the very fact that I'm responding, in the first place, to yet another one of your posts again. Also priceless.

But, like I said, it doesn't matter what I said...there is 'a person' close to your heart that put it best when "she" said...

EmmaRoydes wrote: "What difference does the source make if the quotes are accurate? DUH!"

Sounds like someone 'you' trust. :lol: Maybe you should listen to "her." 8)

You see how you dismantled your original argument yet?

Or should I simplify this for you some more? I could try drawing some pictures maybe?

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Re: Climate change is here and action needed now,new report

Postby EmmaRoydes » Tue May 06, 2014 3:34 pm

and, while we are on the subject: You know who posts just like you?

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9606&p=134780&hilit=blarnatz#p134780
crankyhead wrote:Blah Blah Blarnatz.


viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9656&p=135724&hilit=blah#p135724
fauxnews wrote:... "TRANSLATION: blah blah blah blah blarnnatz ...


viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9597&p=138448&hilit=blah#p138448
fauxnews wrote:...blah, blah, blarnnatz...



Also, AuntieConservative
auntieconservative wrote:Why do you write just like/and sound just like/ username: AuntieLiberal?

fauxnews wrote:You know who else you sound like ...
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Re: Climate change is here and action needed now,new report

Postby fauxnews » Tue May 06, 2014 3:57 pm

EmmaRoydes wrote:and, while we are on the subject: You know who posts just like you?


While we are on the subject? :crazy:

What "subject?" What the hell are you talking about?

*yawn* :sleep: You are implying (ever so paranoid) that I accused you of something. So show me where I accused you of anything, "Emma."(lol)

Your eagerness to have me actually utter an accusation, betrays whatever plan it is you think you've hatched. :wink: Nice try.

EmmaRoydes wrote:viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9606&p=134780&hilit=blarnatz#p134780
crankyhead wrote:Blah Blah Blarnatz.


viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9656&p=135724&hilit=blah#p135724
fauxnews wrote:... "TRANSLATION: blah blah blah blah blarnnatz ...


viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9597&p=138448&hilit=blah#p138448
fauxnews wrote:...blah, blah, blarnnatz...



Also, AuntieConservative
auntieconservative wrote:Why do you write just like/and sound just like/ username: AuntieLiberal?

fauxnews wrote:You know who else you sound like ...


Then what are you waiting for, "Emma?"(lol) Report me. Here, wait... I will do it for you. :lol: Sent a PM to the mod, there. Done.

Like I said, your eagerness to have me actually utter the accusation, betrays whatever plan it is you think you've hatched.

As for your bait here, you and I both know that when Arnnatz accused me of being Crankyhead, guess what? He was proven wrong. :rofl:
But, again, you already know that, of course.

As for another user on this site pointing out (accurately) why you post just and act just like "AuntieLiberal", you will have to take that up with him or Vik or whoever made that phony account making fun of "AuntieLiberal." It's really none of my business since that's between you and him/her. But hey, in all fairness, in your defense, I'm sure it's just a coincidence though. 8)
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Re: Climate change is here and action needed now,new report

Postby EmmaRoydes » Tue May 06, 2014 4:18 pm

fauxnews wrote:
EmmaRoydes wrote:and, while we are on the subject: You know who posts just like you?


While we are on the subject? :crazy:

What "subject?" What the hell are you talking about?

*yawn* :sleep: You are implying (ever so paranoid) that I accused you of something. So show me where I accused you of anything, "Emma."(lol)

Your eagerness to have me actually utter an accusation, betrays whatever plan it is you think you've hatched. :wink: Nice try.

EmmaRoydes wrote:viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9606&p=134780&hilit=blarnatz#p134780
crankyhead wrote:Blah Blah Blarnatz.


viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9656&p=135724&hilit=blah#p135724
fauxnews wrote:... "TRANSLATION: blah blah blah blah blarnnatz ...


viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9597&p=138448&hilit=blah#p138448
fauxnews wrote:...blah, blah, blarnnatz...



Also, AuntieConservative
auntieconservative wrote:Why do you write just like/and sound just like/ username: AuntieLiberal?

fauxnews wrote:You know who else you sound like ...


Then what are you waiting for, "Emma?"(lol) Report me. Here, wait... I will do it for you. :lol: Sent a PM to the mod, there. Done.

Like I said, your eagerness to have me actually utter the accusation, betrays whatever plan it is you think you've hatched.

As for your bait here, you and I both know that when Arnnatz accused me of being Crankyhead, guess what? He was proven wrong. :rofl:
But, again, you already know that, of course.

As for another user on this site pointing out (accurately) why you post just and act just like "AuntieLiberal", you will have to take that up with him or Vik or whoever made that phony account making fun of "AuntieLiberal." It's really none of my business since that's between you and him/her. But hey, in all fairness, in your defense, I'm sure it's just a coincidence though. 8)


I was merely pointing out the fallacy of your weak, lame accusations. But then, you probably aren't smart enough to recognize that.
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Re: Climate change is here and action needed now,new report

Postby fauxnews » Tue May 06, 2014 4:38 pm

You are a terrible liar.
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EmmaRoydes wrote:I was merely pointing out the fallacy of your weak, lame accusations. Nah, I never made any accusations. 8) But your paranoia 'that I did' sure speaks volumes. But then, you probably aren't smart enough to recognize that.


You hold onto that, dear, if it makes you feel better.

No one is buying it, the least of all you.
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Re: Climate change is here and action needed now,new report

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