Tuesday, August 08, 2017
"Leaked" federal report on climate change says "do not cite, quote, or distribute": The New York Times Climate Papers
A federal scientist(s) has released a climate change report before the Trump administration can hide or squash it. Chris D’Angelo of the Huffington Post summarizes it here and the New York Times has its own summary by Lisa Friedman, here.
The Scribd PDF of the report on the NYTimes site is here (you may encounter a paywall).
Is this Trump’s encounter with the Pentagon Papers? Not exactly. I don’t think this is classified or counts as a “leak”. But the draft pages read “Do not cite, quote or distribute”. Well, we disobeyed.
The temperature in the US has risen steadily since about 1980. At current rates, average temperature in the US will rise by over 5 degrees F before 2100, and the absolute minimum with the best practices would be less than 1 degree.
The climate change is largely manmade and is more marked near the poles.