Though scientists have signed off on its findings, including that the average US temperature has spiked in the past several decades and that humans have nearly certainly played a predominant role, President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have indicated they simply do not believe the experts.
The report is the most comprehensive assessment of climate change released by the Trump administration. "The increase from 2015 to 2016 was 3.5 ± 0.1 ppm - the largest one-year increase in the modern record".
The condition of the Earth in 2016 is already proof that climate change is not a hoax and, while extreme climate patterns are worrisome, they are not really unexpected anymore.
"The American people deserve an honest, open, transparent discussion about this supposed threat to this country", Pruitt said on a North Dakota radio show Wednesday.
Avoided terms include expressions like "climate change adaption", which the department is now urging staff to replace with "resilience to weather extremes". The report found most indicators of climate change continued to follow trends of a warming world, and several - including land and ocean temperatures, sea level and greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere - broke records set just one year prior.
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Last week, the US Congress passed a bill to toughen the unilateral US sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea. If Trump were to veto the bill, Congress would nearly surely override his veto.
Diamond declined to discuss the politics of climate change, but said that generally he remains "concerned that we may not be taking it seriously as we should".
A statement from NOAA says: "NOAA's updated 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook indicates that an above-normal hurricane season is most likely, with the possibility that the season could be extremely active".
The worldwide report, State of the Climate in 2016, was compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is based on contributions from almost 500 scientists from more than 60 countries. Authors of the subsection of that report, however, said they've seen no sign that might happen.
"I can't remember an administration where you had this many leaks this early in a presidency", said Mr.
Among notable findings from the new report was that greenhouse gases were the highest on record.
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As he was speaking to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. "It doesn't solve the problems with the Affordable Care Act". With Democrats unanimously opposed, the slender 52-48 GOP majority was divided among itself over what it could agree to.
"Arctic air temperatures continue to increase at double the rate of the global temperature increase, and this increase can be linked directly to changes in the Arctic environmental system", the report found. Concentrations rose by 3.5 ppm in one year, the biggest spike observed since record-keeping began at Hawaii's Mauna Loa 58 years ago. 2016 marks the sixth year that sea levels have risen.
The average surface temperature of Earth has gone up about 1.1 degrees Celsius since the late 19th century.
Records from satellite data show that 2016 plotted the second lowest glacial cover on the planet.
When this dependency is taken into account, the likelihood of these three consecutive record-breaking years occurring since 1880 is about 0.03 percent in the absence of human-caused climate change. These glaciers have lost the equivalent of cutting a 70-foot thick slice off the top of the average glacier.
Boulder weather: Temperatures in the 80s, possible rain through the weekend
This increases rain chances to 60% - low threat of severe weather but an isolated strong storm is possible. Sunday is when some of the humidity will come back, with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70s.