Report Charts Climate Change’s Growing Impact in the US, While Stressing Benefits of Action

The National Climate Assessment sees sea level rise of 11 inches by 2050 and says the transition to wind and solar energy must go 2 to 10 times faster to meet U.S. goals for reducing greenhouse gases.

WASHINGTON—In a sprawling, multimedia report that stresses it is not too late to act, the Biden administration on Tuesday delivered a sobering catalog of climate change’s impacts in every corner of the United States—from battered coasts to parched cornfields to blazing forests. It measures the human toll, including at least 700 people dying of heat-related illness each year, in a nation warming 60 percent more quickly than the world as a whole.