New climate assessment has everyone sweating bullets
The latest Fed reports on climate assessment are out, with findings including a wide impact of climate change already seen in U.S. At New York Magazine, Kathryn Schulz confessed she was startled to learn that "[i]n 50 years, the proportion of rain falling as deluge is up 71% in the NE, 37% in the Midwest & 27% in the South."
Seth Borenstein with the Associated Press broke this down even further with his piece "Fed report: Warming disrupting Americans' lives." Even more to the point, Borenstein tweeted, "America the beautiful becoming American the stormy, sneezy and dangerous because of global warming."
There was also quite a bit of buzz about the site itself. "The new National Climate Assessment is the most accessible scientific analysis I've ever seen," observed Tom Randall with Bloomberg Businessweek. At Buzzfeed, Evan McMorris-Santoro put it this way: "buried lede on climate change report: Obama Administration Builds Slick, Highly-Functional Website." Still, James McTague at Barron's was decidedly not a fan: "Inter-active climate report is like an O-care Exchange-an irritating on-line experience."