"While it was not widely publicized, the report was uploaded by the nonprofit Internet Archive in January; it was not first made public by The New York Times". Federal policies that determine the use of Federal Emergency Management funding and the laws that are set regarding industries with high carbon emissions will no doubt be affect by the position the Trump administration takes regarding climate change.
The authors of the report found that most of the indicators of climate change continue to "follow the trend of warming" and the indicators of surface temperatures of ocean and land, sea level and the level of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere have broken records in 2015. And it states that changes in the region could have impacts on the climate around the globe.
The Leftmedia has one objective: To vilify the Trump administration whenever the opportunity arises.
In many ways the report is a direct challenge to President Donald Trump's dismissal of concern about climate change, and the contention by EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and others in his administrations that the jury is still out on climate change and humans' responsibility for it.
"I can't remember an administration where you had this many leaks this early in a presidency", said Mr.
But in a correction added later, the Times admitted that the report they were concerned was going to be suppressed had already been made publicly available.
While El Niño is a natural warming of Pacific Ocean water, man-made global warming is caused by greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal.
"It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century", the report says. "It does not undermine the fact that 2016 is the warmest year on record, and 2015 second". And in a now famous social media post, Trump tweeted in 2012: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive". Because it has not yet been signed off on by the federal government, it is still considered to be in draft form. It is yet another call to action for federal, state and local officials - and they all have a role to play in curbing emissions of heat-trapping gases, shoring up infrastructure, improving flood control and finding more efficient ways for societies to grow and manage their populations.
In the United States, the report finds with "very high" confidence the number and severity of cool nights has decreased, while the frequency and severity of warm days has increased since the 1960s. "It compels action to prevent climate change". His stance sets the U.S.at odds with almost every other nation on Earth, all but two of which are part of the 2015 Paris agreement to try to cap global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The day after the Times article, the paper ran another piece claiming the report will force Trump to "choose between science and his base".