Projecting the impacts of climate change

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phys.org—How might climate change affect the acidification of the world's oceans or air quality in China and India in the coming decades, and what climate policies could be effective in minimizing such impacts? To answer such questions, decision makers routinely rely on science-based projections of physical and economic impacts of climate change on selected regions and economic sectors. But the projections they obtain may not be as reliable or useful as they appear: Today's gold standard for climate...

Every American is vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change, federal report finds. Three years of research by nearly 100 health and science experts predicts that thousands will die or get sick because of the impacts associated to climate change. Dr. John P. Holdren, assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined the new scientific assessments regarding increased deaths and hospitalizations due to more air pollution, extreme heat and severe weather brought on by climate change. …...