What Does NCA4 Mean For Our Everyday Lives?

Powerful storm surges flooding the east coast and causing mudslides. Fires engulfing full cities into flames. Extreme heat waves causing our fisheries to crash at sea and massive crop deaths due to drought on land. The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) warns of this potential ‘Biological Armageddon’ and states that unless we make changes to how we approach climate change on a national level, these, among much worse consequences will become a reality. This assessment is a result of 300 experts and a multitude of federal agencies, collaborating in order to summarize the impacts of climate change on the United States today and in the future. It started about 30 years ago when President Ronald Reagan proposed the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) in order to understand, evaluate, predict, and react to natural and human-induced processes of global climate change. President George H.W. Bush formally mandated this when he was sworn into office. Read the full article at Ricochet Science