According to a new draft of the National Climate Assessment, the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events, are becoming more apparent.
Former White House director of Climate and Energy Carol Browner says those impacts will increase as global emissions continue to rise.
Browner says to curb climate change causing pollution, we must examine where current emissions are coming from. The Obama administration has implemented several regulations to curtail emissions of carbon dioxide, but Browner says there is much more work to be done.
For skeptics of climate change, Browner says this report paints a clear picture of what the future will hold if human activity does not change.
The report comes as 2012 made the record books as the hottest year in U-S history. It presents a grim outlook for future extreme weather events, including heavier rains in the Midwest that contribute to flooding and erosion.
Browner says it indicates the need to do more to reduce the human activities contributing to greenhouse gases accelerating climate change.
The assessment is issued every four years, and the current draft is available for public comment until April 12th.