A new report on climate change released by the U.S. Government shows not only that climate change is very real but it is also going to have dire effects on our economy.
The report, which was released on Friday, was due in December but was released early as Americans were distracted by family, friends, shopping, and good food.
The report states that if the United States was unable to change its course, the economy could lose over 10% of its GDP in a worst-case scenario.
This report only comes days after a tweet from the President asking what happened to global warming after most Americans across the nation experienced record-breaking cold weather.
However, as explained in most reports, a “record-breaking weather event” like the one on Thanksgiving is nothing compared to the yearly average, which shows humans are dealing with warming conditions.
As of right now, the top countries in the world, better known as the G20, are not reaching climate targets, according to research done by Climate Transparency.
Without any serious prevention or attempts to reduce our greenhouse emissions, the average global temperatures will rise over 9 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the 21st century.
We know that rising temperatures can have negative effects on our farming production and our health. We will be unable to work some days due to temperatures being too high, which will result in deaths to the lack of food and water.
We have been taught this many times in science class, and it is up to us to make sure that our children have a planet to live on by 2100.