Whatever your opinion about climate change, the report issued last Friday by the U.S. Global Change Research Program is worth your attention.
The Fourth National Climate Assessment is a readable summary written by teams of scientists for each topic.
Each chapter summarizes current understanding of changes that are actually occurring, emerging trends, adaptations and recommendations.
Chapter sections are only a few pages long, and key points are clearly highlighted. Here’s the link: https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/
If you are a skeptic — read it to know what the scientific community is learning.
If you are curious — this is a solid introduction to the topic.
If you are concerned – the adaptations and recommendations sections are especially helpful.
If you and someone else disagree on climate change – read and talk about the report together.
The topic of climate change is too serious not to be taken seriously.