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By Seth Borenstein – A special panel of scientists convened by the government issued Friday (Jan 11) a 1,146-page draft report that details in dozens of ways how climate change is already disrupting the health, homes and other facets of daily American life. It warns that those disruptions will increase in the future.
“Climate change affects everything that you do,” said report co-author Susan Cutter, director of the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina. “It affects where you live, where you work and where you play and the infrastructure that you need to do all these things. It’s more than just the polar bears.” more> http://tinyurl.com/ckgn2hp
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By Sarah Laskow – Whether or not climate change made Sandy the beast it was, this latest storm was a preview of what global warming has in store for us ‑ big storms, with big storm surges, made worse by rising sea levels. But there will be no Pearl Harbor for climate change ‑ no one event that will allow a president to get on television the next day and say: Climate change has officially breached American defenses.
Climate change is more like an insurgent group that will not take credit for its attacks. It is a dangerous enemy, but when it strikes, it is hard to pin down, immediately, who is to blame. The best intelligence on its movements is no good. Analysts are sure it will strike—but they cannot predict when. When the attacks come, they might suspect climate change.
What is a president to do? more> http://tinyurl.com/aott7y9
CONGRESS WATCH The association between mountaintop mining and birth defects among live births in central Appalachia, 1996-2003, PubMed.gov/NIH Mountaintop Mining Consequences, M. A. Palmer, E. S. Bernhardt, W. H. Schlesinger, K. N. Eshleman1, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, M. S. Hendryx, A. D. … Continue reading
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