28 Feb '13, 4pm

$VSPC - US Federal Government Identifies Climate Change as a High-Risk

$VSPC - US Federal Government Identifies Climate Change as a High-Risk

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) delivered the yearly update of the High-Risk Series report to Congress this week, which officially elevated the threat of climate change. The report contains the greatest threats the government faces in carrying out federal programs, and the GAO is responsible for identifying items such as flaws in the defense contracting process and health care program fraud. This year the GAO believed it had to highlight the risk from climate change despite some members of Congress’ dismissal or outright denial of global warming. Regardless if some in Congress do not like the move, the GAO is supported by the information coming from the National Academy of Sciences and even from the federal government's own global change research program. The GAO did, however, sidestep the issue of what is causing climate change. Instead they focus on urging law...

Full article: http://www.carbonfund.org/blog/item/4802-us-federal-gover...

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