The peer-reviewed study by eight federal agencies can be found here.
'Climate change also threatens mental health, the study found. Post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and general anxiety can all result in places that suffer extreme weather linked to climate change, such as hurricanes and floods. More study needs to be done on assessing the risks to mental health, it said.'...
John Holdren, Obama's senior science adviser, said steps the world agreed to in Paris last year to curb emissions through 2030 can help fight the risks to health. "We will need a big encore after 2030 ... in order to avoid the bulk of the worst impacts described in this report," he said.
But a new study by NOAA scientists, published in the Journal of Climate, says it’s too early to tell if the last two winters were the product of a warming Arctic. There are potential links, the study found, but more research is needed.
“We are in the pre-consensus stage of a theory that there are links between the rapid warming of the Arctic and some severe weather events since 2007,” NOAA’s James Overland, the study’s lead author, said in a statement.
Obama Science Czar John Holdren defends his 1987 warning about possible 'carbon dioxide climate-induced famines' killing as many as one billion people 'before the year 2020':
Holdren: 'I very much hope, of course, that nothing as dire as a famine killing a billion people will happen as a result of climate change by 2020, or ever. But the prospects for permanently avoiding such an outcome… will be greatly improved if this country follows through on the sensible measures in the President's Climate Action Plan.'
'Isn't this a good thing? Why would we want to stop it and return to an age of roughly 20,000 years ago when glaciers were carving out the Great Lakes and leaving Chicago under a mile-thick sheet of ice?'