The National Climate Assessment is the definitive statement of current and future impacts of carbon pollution on the United States. And the picture it paints is stark: Inaction will devastate much of the arable land of the nation’s breadbasket — and ruin a livable climate for most Americans.
PROJECTED CHANGES IN SOIL MOISTURE
The global warming of the past 50 years is primarily due to human activities, predominantly the burning of fossil fuels….Over the last 50 years, much of the United States has seen an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, and in some regions, more severe droughts.
California drought teaser image via shutterstock.