In March 2014, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) issued a report What We Know: The Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change.
AAAS CEO, Dr. Alan Leshner, explained “We’re the largest general scientific society in the world, and therefore we believe we have an obligation to inform the public and policymakers about what science is showing about any issue in modern life, and climate is a particularly pressing one. As the voice of the scientific community, we need to share what we know and bring policymakers to the table to discuss how to deal with the issue.”
The report provides three key messages for every American about climate change:
- Climate scientists agree: climate change is happening here and now.
- We are at risk of pushing our climate system toward abrupt, unpredictable, and potentially irreversible changes with highly damaging impacts.
- The sooner we act, the lower the risk and cost. And there is much we can do.
More about the report and link for downloading is here.