The United States is now at odds with almost every other country in the world. The Trump Administration’s denial of accepted climate science has set a new precedent for a government’s separation from factual science. Meanwhile, current studies are predicting an increase in the alarming weather patterns we’ve been seeing over the past few years. The full article can be found at Green Car Reports, but here are the bullets:
- A recent analysis indicated that the climate models that are most accurate in predicting recent events are the same ones that suggest the most dire future.
- The study by the Carnegie Institution for Science in Stanford, California, was published early in December in the journal Science.
- It surveyed simulations of the effects of climate change “based on the physical equations that govern the behavior of the atmosphere and oceans” calculated by scientists.
- The models that most accurately captured the current climate conditions turned out to predict a higher degree of global warming than did the models that were less accurate for the current conditions.
- Researchers Patrick Brown and Ken Caldeira challenged previous aggregations of climate predictions, which usually produce a range of estimates.
- The two scientists studied the different simulations, and compared their modeling of climatic events to actual recent climate events, to see which appeared to be most accurate in their predictive capabilities.
- Outside scientists deemed the research “well-executed and intriguing,” though not yet entirely definitive.
- Meanwhile, the United States has recently removed climate change from its list of national security threats.
- President Barack Obama had added climate change to the threat list in 2015, in part because the Pentagon had quietly increased its planning around threats from potential changes in global agricultural patterns and yields, and increased refugee migration due to coastal flooding and other natural disasters.
- Furthermore, in testimony submitted in March to the U.S. Senate, current Defense Secretary James Mattis stated climate change is real, and that it represents a major and ongoing threat to American interests abroad and the Pentagon’s assets everywhere.
While the new stance by the current administration may be a step backward, we find ongoing encouragement and hope from the current market. Consumer demand and corporate competition is keeping environmentally friendly product and solutions at the forefront of R&D departments throughout the world. If you’re reading this, you’re probably an active player in this industry. From all of us at ECO, Inc., thank you for your efforts, and keep up the good work. Together, we’ll continue to create solutions that will save the world.