In the NewsThe VergeNovember 23, 2018

Report finds that climate change could cause ‘substantial damages’ to US

Climate change continues to pose major risks to many aspects of American life, according to a major government climate report that is the work of more than 300 government and independent scientists. It’s the second volume to be released of the two-part National Climate Assessment, which reviews the science of the Earth’s changing climate and what it means for people and the planet. Lab co-director Robert Kopp, director of the Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Studies at Rutgers University and a co-author of the first volume, says the key takeaway is climate change is real. “The National Climate Assessment is part of a process to make informed decisions about climate change. It’s to be that trusted source of information at all levels of public and private planning in the US," Kopp states.