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National Climate Assessment
January 25, 2013 | U.S. Global Change Research Program

“Climate change is already affecting the American people. Certain types of weather events have become more frequent and/or intense, including heat waves, heavy downpours, and, in some regions, floods and droughts. Sea level is rising, oceans are becoming more acidic, and glaciers and arctic sea ice are melting. These changes are part of the pattern of global climate change, which is primarily driven by human activity.” Quoted from the Executive Summary of the Federal Advisory Committee Draft Climate Assessment Report


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September 9, 2013 | National Geographic
A National Geographic article titled: Scientists Weigh Climate Change Role in 2012 Weather explores the possibility that human-induced climate change might have contributed to Hurricane Sandy, drought in the Midwest or melting arctic ice.

Peer Review and Climate Change
May 19, 2013 | The Guardian
An article on The Guardian website reports that 97% of peer-reviewed papers support a human cause for global climate change.

UN Climate Assessment Published
April 1, 2014 | United Nations
The United Nations Climate Panel has published an assessment of the impacts of climate change.


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