Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Global Storming People Must Act to Counter Climate Change

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Global Storming People Must Act to Counter Climate Change

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It's been said that "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." Now that scientists have demonstrated the harm of greenhouse gases, it's time humans did something.

Last week the White House released a study that outlined the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on every region of the United States. The third National Climate Assessment in 14 years made clear that the effects of disruptive climate conditions caused by human behavior aren't relegated to the future. The problem is now.

The scientists who assembled the report said different regions of the United States are already experiencing different kinds of changes, but nearly all of them are severe. "Summers are longer and hotter," the report said, "and extended periods of unusual heat last longer than any living American has ever experienced. Winters are generally shorter and warmer. Rain comes in heavier downpours."

The study said the last century saw the average temperature rise by two degrees Fahrenheit. …

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