The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has issued a report that warns of the risks of “unprecedented” climate change, with a rise in droughts, heatwaves and wildfires, as well as flooding and rising sea levels.
The report, which is based on the latest available information, has been criticised by some environmental groups as being “outdated”.
The ASCE warned that the “worst-case scenario” for the US could see a rise of 4C by 2100, which would be about three times as fast as the current rate of warming.
It says the worst-case scenarios for the world would involve “severe, potentially catastrophic, and long-term impacts to human health, economy, culture, and society”.
“This report is the most important ever produced on the potential for severe climate change,” said the group’s chair, Dr John Coates.
“As we all know, climate change is already having devastating impacts on our environment, the health of our people, our economy, and our society.”
The report’s findings were published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
Dr Coates told The Independent that he was “extremely disappointed” by the report.
“I’ve been trying to get it published for years, and it’s been denied.
I think that’s unfortunate, and that’s just what’s happened,” he said.
“The report says the United States has the worst case scenario.
“If you are concerned about climate change and you don’t want your home, your business, your family, to suffer, it’s better to say, ‘Don’t call 911’.” He added: “It’s not just about the US, it is about the rest of the world.” “
The US Geological Survey has said that the country’s current greenhouse gas emissions have already increased the chances of droughty conditions in California and the state’s other southern states. “
If you are concerned about climate change and you don’t want your home, your business, your family, to suffer, it’s better to say, ‘Don’t call 911’.” He added: “It’s not just about the US, it is about the rest of the world.”
The US Geological Survey has said that the country’s current greenhouse gas emissions have already increased the chances of droughty conditions in California and the state’s other southern states.
The National Weather Service in Los Angeles also said this week that the threat of drought and flooding had grown, particularly in the southern part of the state.
In the UK, the Environment Agency has warned that temperatures are likely to rise by 5C by mid-century.
Dr Coes said the ASCE report was “inadequate and incomplete” and warned of the need for further research into the consequences of climate change.
“A very significant report like this needs to be published,” he added.
“In terms of the potential impact of climate on people’s health and well-being, it needs to go into the scientific literature.”
There are people who say climate change has already affected them, so that we can’t have any scientific debate about whether it’s going well or not.
“In the US alone, climate scientists estimate that the effects of warming would cause an additional 13 million deaths and 1.5 billion illnesses by the end of the century, with 1.1 billion more people affected.
According to the report, the US’s population would increase by more than a third, from 4.4 billion today to 11.3 billion by the year 2100.
Dr James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who co-authored the landmark report, said: “We’re going to see more drought and more floods and more severe heatwaves in the United Kingdom and the US by the middle of this century, and then we’re going a long way to other parts of the planet.
We’ll have the first major flood in history, we’ll have massive droughting in the US.” “
We’ll have huge numbers of people who are going to become homeless.
We’ll have the first major flood in history, we’ll have massive droughting in the US.”
Dr Coeres said the report was an “important milestone in terms of getting this information to the public”.
The US, Canada, Germany, and the UK have all agreed to limit carbon emissions by 2050. “
What we do know is that we’re getting closer to a tipping point where it is very difficult to see a future where we can continue to live on a sustainable basis,” he told The BBC.
The US, Canada, Germany, and the UK have all agreed to limit carbon emissions by 2050.
“All countries should act to reduce emissions and meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement, including reducing greenhouse gas emission from power generation,” said Ms White.
“So we have to work together as a society to achieve that.”
Dr James L. Hansen, former NASA Scientist, told The Telegraph the US had a “moral obligation” to reduce carbon emissions and was working to do so.
“This [ASCE] report is an important milestone in the process,” he commented.
“But it is a very, very small, technical report, it