“‘This report draws a direct connection between the warming atmosphere and the resulting changes that affect Americans’ lives, communities, and livelihoods, now and in the future,’ the document reads, concluding that ‘the evidence of human-caused climate change is overwhelming and continues to strengthen, that the impacts of climate change are intensifying across the country, and that climate-related threats to Americans’ physical, social, and economic well-being are rising.” . . .
“‘We don’t debate who caused it. You go outside, the streets are flooded. What are you going to do about it? It’s our reality nowadays,’ said Susanne Torriente, who also reviewed the report. She is chief resilience officer for Miami Beach, which is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to adapt to rising sea levels. ‘We need to use this best available data so we can start making decisions to start investing in our future. … It shouldn’t be that complicated or that partisan.”
FULL STORY published November 23, 2018 via The Washington Post