Study – US authorities warn of damage caused by climate change climate change could cost the U.S. economy hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a report by the U.S. authorities. Already now, consequences such as more frequent storms, droughts and Floods. © Photo: Stephen Lam/Reuters

Federal agencies warn in a report before the high economic damage caused by climate change. Up to the middle of the century, the annual losses in the United States could amount to hundreds of billions of dollars, – stated in the National Climate Assessment (NCA). Without decisive and sustained counter-measures was to be expected that the climate changes, infrastructure and ownership of the land affect the rate of growth inhibit.

Already now, consequences such as more frequent and intense storms, droughts and Floods in the United States. Since 2015 severe weather would have cost almost $ 400 billion. The reference to man-made global warming to show itself more and more clearly. The coastal areas are affected by rising sea levels and more frequent storm surges. Also, the global consequences would affect trade and the economy in the United States, for example through impact on Import and export prices, as well as companies with international locations and supply chains.

scientists see in the report a clear warning. There is “clear and compelling evidence” for an unprecedented rapid rise in global temperatures, said David Easterling of the U.S. marine protection and weather Agency NOAA. “And this warming Trend can only be due to human activities explains in particular the Emission of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.”

of The more than 1,000 pages of comprehensive fourth NCA report, part II, compiled on behalf of the U.S. Congress of over 300 scientists. A total of 13 ministries and agencies were involved, such as the Ministry of agriculture and Nasa. It is based on more than 1,000 previous studies. The NCA was released for the first Time in 2000, he must be made according to U.S. law, every four years.

criticism of release on Black Friday

A spokeswoman for US President Donald Trump once said that the study was inaccurate: it was based largely on the most extreme scenario, and let technical innovation. Trump had recently questioned again the climate change. After the destructive forest fires in California, he gave an allegedly improper forest management, the local authorities of the debt. The majority of California’s forests are under Federal control or in private hands. Experts see the long drought a major cause for the extent of the fire.

the White house released a climate report on the so-called Black Friday, drew criticism. The Friday after the American holiday of Thanksgiving is for discount actions, known as a consumption peak. Andrew Light by the World Resources Institute, who was involved in the Report, accused the Trump government to the Report small and “not to deny the Best of climate research, but also to suppress”.

Trump, a number of environmental and climate protection has driven the actions of his predecessor, Barack Obama is back and wants to strengthen the use of fossil fuels such as oil and coal. In addition, he had announced in the past year, the exit of the USA from the world climate Treaty by 2015.