As one goes over the National Climate Assessment it doesn't take much reading to realize that it isn't a scientific document, but a political one.
It overemphasizes the possible negative effects of a warmer climate and gives little if any mention of the positive effects of such a change. It takes as gospel the predictions based upon admittedly flawed climate models that don't even come close to matching the observations over the past 17+ years. (It isn't the model that's wrong, it's the observations!)
Considering national policy that will affect everyone in this country is going to be based upon this skewed report, it behooves us to take a close look at what it really says, which has nothing to do with reality. What's worse is that even if we were able to cut our carbon emissions to zero it would have no effect on the climate as developing nations like China and India would increase their emissions enough to wipe out any decreases in our emissions in just a few years.
Am I denying that the climate is changing? Nope. Not even close. But do I believe we are the major cause of climate change? No way in hell. We're aren't even a minor cause except locally. The supposed correlations between CO2 levels and temperatures has the effect and cause backwards as historically CO2 levels have lagged temperatures by a few hundred years. We must remember the First Law of Correlation, that being “Correlation Does Not Imply Causality”, something the AGW faithful choose to ignore because it puts a big hole in their belief that It's-All-The-Fault-Of-The-Evil-Humans. If CO2 rise is caused by a rise in temperature then all of their snake oil 'cures' for global warming will be proven as a con game writ large.
And so it is.