The US Climate Change Advisory Group, abolished by Donald Trump, assembled itself to call for better adaptation to floods, forest fires, and other threats that increasingly rise above American communities. The group, formed under the presidency of Barack Obama, provided guidance to the government on the basis of the National Climate Assessment, a major collection of climate science, published every four years.
Subsequently, the information laws showed that Trump's administration was concerned about the ideological composition of the group. "He has only one member of the industry, and the process of achieving a greater balance will take several years to achieve," writes George Kelly, then Deputy Chief of Staff of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, mail from June 2017. The Consultative Group has since resurrected, but at the invitation of New York Governor Andrew Kuoom and received financial support from Columbia University and the American Meteorological Society. She now has 20 expert members.
The panel is now known as the Climate Research Network (Scan) and has already completed the work it would have completed for the federal government by publishing a report Thursday that Americans are at risk of impacting the  "We were concerned that the federal government missed the opportunity to get better information in the hands of those who are preparing for what we have already developed," said Richard Moss, a member of Scan and a visiting scientist at Columbia University, who previously it was chairman of the federal panel. But we have not yet rearranged our daily affairs to adapt to the science we have, "he added. findings on future impacts. At that time Trump said he did not believe the report.
"The impacts and costs of climate change are already felt in the United States, and changes in the likelihood or severity of some recent extreme weather events can now be attributed increasing confidence to man-made warming," says in the report of 13 US government agencies.
Under current trends, the US economy will lose $ 500 billion a year from damage, lost labor and extreme weather damage, the report said. Rainfall and flood levels have risen in most of the country, with US wastage being spent each year by forest fires, which are estimated to increase to six times by 2050.
However, these warnings are reported only periodically decisions taken by cities and states in the US due to lack of knowledge, political will or funding. For example, the US does not have a national sea level plan and the Trump administration has abolished the rules for building infrastructure in areas that are vulnerable to climate change. These circumstances have led to accidental planning, which leads to the fact that some homes are often lost by floods or fires.
"We live in an era of climate change, and yet many of our systems, codes and standards have not reached," said Daniel Zarilli. , chief climate adviser in New York, one of the few American cities with such a man. "Integrating climate science into day-to-day solutions is not just an intelligent planning but an urgent need."
In its new report, the Network for Climate Science recommends setting up a "civil society-based climate assessment consortium" that would combine private and public interests to provide more localized assistance to flood- forest fires or other hazards.
"Imagine working in a state or provincial government – you have a road that is often flooded and you get three variants of engineering with different engineering," says Moss. "You do not have the ability to know what is the best option to avoid flooding, you just know what it costs more."
"Climate issues are not raised in communities. They may know they are vulnerable, but they do not know whether to use, for example, wetlands or a submerged wall to stop the floods. We need to identify best practices and guide people how to apply it locally.
"This is extremely urgent. Every year that passes means more people lose everything by flooding and fire, including the lives of loved ones. This should be considered as quickly as possible.