Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Government study warns of climate change effects

Published: June 16, 2009

WASHINGTON — The impact of a changing climate is already being felt across the United States, like shifting migration patterns of butterflies in the West and heavier downpours in the Midwest and East, according to a government study to be released on Tuesday.

Even if the nation takes significant steps to slow emissions of heat-trapping gases, the impact of global warming is expected to become more severe in coming years, the report says, affecting farms and forests, coastlines and floodplains, water and energy supplies, transportation and human health.

The complete New York Times article is here:

Click here to go to the United States Global Change Research Program, charged with "integrating federal research on climate and global change"

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