News: Climate change now impacts daily life, US report finds

Climate change already has an impact on Americans every day, and its effects will continue to grow as manmade emissions of greenhouse gases continue, according to a landmark report released Tuesday by the Obama administration.

The report, officially known as the Third National Climate Assessment, is the most detailed examination yet of how climate change is altering everything from water availability in the drought-stricken Southwest to coastal flooding in the stormy Northeast.

The White House is touting the report as part of President Obama’s “Climate Action Plan,” which was announced in June of last year. Next month, the administration is expected to unveil new and highly contentious regulations curbing emissions of carbon dioxide, the most important long-lived greenhouse gas, from existing power plants.

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