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Report warns how climate change threatens U.S. economy

Washington - The U.S. economy could face major, systemic disruption due to climate change unless legislators and businesses alike take urgent action to reduce climate risk, says a new report released this week.

New records for Arctic ice melt and CO2 emissions during 2012

Boulder - This week, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) published its climatic report card for 2012, “State of the Climate in 2012.” The report makes gloomy reading, highlighting record Arctic ice melt and unprecedented CO2 emissions from fossil fuels.

The U.S. has to get used to extreme weather warn scientists

Boston - Scientists meeting at this week’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston have warned that extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy and the Texas drought are here to stay.

Extreme weather sets record in 2011, ‘bare-knuckle’ years ahead

Cambridge - Extreme weather events in the US this year have caused more than $10 billion in damages, with recent events likely to drive the figure skyward as experts say climate change will cause even greater destruction in years to come.

Climate change threatens Pacific region’s poorest

Manila - Climate change is threatening the Pacific region’s poorest people with increased hunger and malnutrition, and immediate action is called for as the region experiences harsh events such as coastal erosion, floods and drought, a new report shows.

Australia Climate Commission says warming earth is ‘beyond doubt’

Canberra - Australia’s Climate Commission states action to battle effects of a warming planet has “never been more urgent” than now, with huge societal, health and economic risks the result if we fail to respond to risks currently being faced.
 

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By the end of the century  Oregon  Washington  and Idaho could well have more days above 95°F each ...
By the end of the century, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho could well have more days above 95°F each year than there are currently in Texas; babies being born right now in the Southwest could see nearly four additional months of days over 95°F within their lifetimes.
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