The “impacts” report of the IPCC is out today, and we’ll try to get through some of the highlights of the thousand-page plus report. (Always reminds me of Churchill’s note about an overlong memo: “This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.” We’ll take the risk.) Turns out that an acquaintance of mine helped write the FAQ portion of the report.
But we don’t need to read the report, because Barbara Boxer is on the job:
“In California, we can just look out the window to see climate change’s impacts – from the driest year on record in 2013 to the increased frequency and intensity of wildfires. This new IPCC report identifies the serious threats to human health, vital infrastructure, and the world’s economy that will multiply as temperatures warm. It confirms that we must cut carbon pollution now to avoid lasting changes to our planet.”
Wow—hadn’t realized that Boxer can see even more from her house than Sarah Palin could from hers. But then I guess you can see a lot further from the posh neighborhood of San Francisco where Boxer lives.
(Hat tip: Jeryl Bier.)