Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, November 16th, 2018

US Report Affirms Global Warming, Despite Trump’s Anti-Climate Policies

US Report Affirms Global Warming,  Despite Trump’s Anti-Climate Policies

WASHINGTON - A major U.S. government report on Friday affirmed that global warming is real and “extremely likely” caused by human activities, a stark contrast with President Donald Trump’s position on climate change.
The 477-page report, part of a congressionally mandated review conducted every four years known as the National Climate Assessment, showed that global annually averaged surface air temperature has increased by about 1.0 degree Celsius over the last 115 years.
“This period is now the warmest in the history of modern civilization,” said the assessment, officially titled the Climate Science Special Report.
“The last few years have also seen record-breaking, climate-related weather extremes, and the last three years have been the warmest years on record for the globe,” it said. “These trends are expected to continue over climate timescales.”
Based on extensive evidence, the report concluded that it is “extremely likely” -- meaning a 95 to 100 percent probability -- that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.
“For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence,” it noted. (Xinhua)