Government & Politics

May 6, 2014 10:45 PM

Federal study says climate change is already here

A federal scientific panel said Tuesday that climate change has “moved firmly into the present.” The resulting shift in long-term weather patterns carries some beneficial effects — crops grown where they were impractical before — but the group’s report said “many more are detrimental.” In the Midwest, droughts and heat waves last longer and bake hotter. But when rains come, they fall with more force and a greater likelihood to unleash flash floods.

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