Stating the obvious, yet giving credit to years of work by other scientists, federal officials last week announced that climate change increases the chances of water woes, crashing crops and other ecological calamities.
Sponsored by 13 federal agencies and led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the report by 38 scientists analyzed more than 1,000 publications for previous research on the effects of global warming.
In addition to depleted water resources and failed crops, the officials concluded that climate change would lead to increases of invasive species and insects, reported The Associated Press.
As a result of global warming, the U.S. forestry and livestock industries will face problems for a minimum of 25 years, the scientists said. No recommendations to counter the ill effects were outlined in the report.