Scientists have leaked a new report that confirms that climate change is real, is human-caused, is happening now and will continue to threaten the planet.
At a Glance
- The draft report concludes that climate change is real, is human-caused, is happening now and will continue to threaten the planet.
- The report is in stark contrast to what the Trump administration has been peddling.
- Scientists say they fear the Trump administration will squash some of the findings or change the contents of the draft.
The report has yet to be signed off by President Donald Trump, who has proven to be a climate change skeptic and has required all agencies to seek approval from the White House before any climate studies are made public.
According to the New York Times, the draft report obtained by the newspaper was compiled by scientists from 13 federal agencies. It concludes that the effects of human-caused climate change are occurring across the country and around the world. It also concludes that temperatures in the U.S. have risen by 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 150 years and that it is “extremely likely that most of the global mean temperature increase since 1951 was caused by human influence on climate.”
“Evidence for a changing climate abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans,” the draft report states.