U.S. Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

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Most Americans are already feeling man-made global warming, from heat waves to wild storms to longer allergy seasons. And it is likely to get worse and more expensive, says a new federal report that is heating up political debate along with the temperature.

Shortly after the report came out Tuesday, President Barack Obama used several television weathermen to make his point about the bad weather news and a need for action to curb carbon pollution before it is too late.

“We want to emphasize to the public, this is not some distant problem of the future. This is a problem that is affecting Americans right now,” Obama told “Today” show weathercaster Al Roker. “Whether it means increased flooding, greater vulnerability to drought, more severe wildfires — all these things are having an impact on Americans as we speak.”

CCTV White House Correspondent, Jessica Stone reports from the White House with the details.

U.S. Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

U.S. Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

Most Americans are already feeling man-made global warming, from heat waves to wild storms to longer allergy seasons. And it is likely to get worse and more expensive, says a new federal report that is heating up political debate along with the temperature.CCTV White House Correspondent, Jessica Stone reports from the White House with the details.
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CCTV’s Phillip Yin spoke to Nobel Laureate Mario Molina about the state of climate change policies and what still needs to be done.

State of Climate Change Policies in USA

State of Climate Change Policies in USA

CCTV's Phillip Yin spoke to Nobel Laureate Mario Molina about the state of climate change policies and what still needs to be done.
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