This piece of bad news was dumped on Friday evening when most of the mainstream media was already gone for the weekend. They tried to sneak it by us so the Bu$h administration wouldn’t get any more bad press. Too bad for them The Student Operated Press picked it up.
The whole report is here: U.S. Climate Action Report
“From 1990 through 2004, US greenhouse gas emissions increased by 15.8 percent. Specifically, C02 emissions increased by 20 percent, CH4 and N20 emissions decreased by 10 and 2 percent, respectively.”
“From 2000 to 2020 total C02 emissions [from energy consumption] – as calculated with Full Implementation of Climate Program Measures – are projected to rise by 17 percent…”
“…despite increases in winter precipitation, in many places a large percentage of the traditionally snow-covered areas of the northwestern United States has experienced a decline in spring snow-pack, especially since the middle of the 20th century.”
“The warmer temperatures projected with rising concentrations of greenhouse gases are expected to exacerbate present risks of drought in the United States.”
“In recognition of significant potential impacts from climate change, the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act states: ‘Because global warming may result in substantial sea-level rise with serious adverse effects in the coastal zone, coastal states must anticipate and plan for such an occurrence.”
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