Georgia Expert's Take on Humans Being Main Cause of Global Warming

Nov 9, 2017

Credit Environment Georgia

A report from the U.S Government out this week addresses the issue of Global Warming.

 

That report is part of the fourth National Climate Assessment, which is issued every four years. It concludes that it is “extremely likely” that human activities are the “dominant cause” of global warming.

 

Jennette Gayer is Director of Environment Georgia. She says that’s especially true when dealing with pollution from fuels like coal, oil, and gas.

 

"Unfortunately there are some strong rules that were on the books that are currently being rolled back by the administration. Like the clean power plan, like some clean car standards. I think one easy thing would be to stop the roll-back of those rules and continue implementing them," said Gayer. "And then it's pretty clear that we need some solutions that will actually start addressing our carbon emissions in this country." 

 

Gayer says we’re seeing results including rising sea levels, wildfires and drought.

 

The National Climate Assessment is a research project mandated by Congress in 1990.