I'm climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, a lead author of the US National Climate Assessment. AMA!
EDIT: Thank you so much for these amazing questions!
We didn't talk much about the National Climate Assessment, but if you'd like to know more about how climate change is already affecting the places where we live, please see nca2018.globalchange.gov and check out the short episodes we created that explain climate impacts for each US region (and Canada) with PBS Digital Series, Global Weirding -> http://www.globalweirdingseries.com/
I also tackle many other frequently asked questions on my Quora feed -> https://www.quora.com/profile/Katharine-Hayhoe/answers
Bye for now!
Hi Reddit! I'm Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist studying climate change—one of the most pressing issues we face today. I was a lead author for the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Fourth National Climate Assessment. It was released this past November on Black Friday, a day notorious for lack of media coverage — but it got a lot of notice anyways because we’re already starting to see the impacts of a changing climate today, in the places where we live.
I'm here with Melville House, who recently published the book as a paperback in hopes of sparking visibility, conversation, and action.
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Check out the book: https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/the-climate-report/
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