With most Americans distracted on Black Friday, the U.S. government published its latest National Climate Assessment (NCA) - a federal report endorsed by 13 agencies and the most comprehensive study of climate change's effect on the U.S. to date.
The Trump administration’s pursuit of policies to reverse or supplant environmental laws that reduce greenhouse-gas emissions has made combating climate change difficult. But where the federal government refuses to lead, state governments will.
The seas are rising. Lifeboat Earth is taking on water. Crew members and passengers frantically bail with cups and spoons but the crazed captain on the bridge cries “Drill, baby, drill" and helmsman Zinke drives an auger into the hull.
To raise the region’s voice on sea-level rise, local governments must give business leaders the kind of detail they need to sway political leaders to pay attention and create a plan for what’s headed our way.