EPA provides new indicators of our changing climate

May 13, 2021 ☼ environmentclimate-changetrumpepa

Source: MinnPost - Link

For years, Donald Trump and his deputies played down the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and delayed the release of an Environmental Protection Agency report detailing climate-related damage. But on Wednesday, the EPA released a detailed and disturbing account of the startling changes that Earth’s warming had on parts of the United States during Trump’s term.

The destruction of year-round permafrost in Alaska, loss of winter ice on the Great Lakes and spike in summer heat waves in U.S. cities all signal that climate change is intensifying, the EPA said in a report released Wednesday. The assessment, which was delayed under the Trump administration for three years, marks the first time the agency has said such changes are being driven at least in part by human-caused global warming.

This is scary. Folks aren’t seeing how bad this is going to get. This has the capability of destroying world-wide food production. The blame rests squarely on Trump for its fruition, but even more so on the deniers who fed into the lie that this wouldn’t be too bad.