The long-awaited White House report was quietly issued Friday and outlines how climate change will affect the economy, communities, and infrastructure, as well as how the nation can reduce risks.
The National Climate Assessment finds that extreme weather disasters "have already become more frequent, intense, widespread or of long duration and have cost the the US almost $400 billion since 2015".
The most recent "cooling period" - the so-called Maunder Minimum - lasted approximately from 1645 to 1715 - part of what was known as the "Little Ice Age".
Report co-author Katharine Hayhoe says it shows the risky weather that scientists said will happen in the United States is already happening.
The report is mandated by law every few years and is based on more than 1,000 previous research studies.
There will be more mosquito- and tickborne diseases like zika, dengue and chikungunya.
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"We can now say with more accuracy that by the end of the century, the difference between the United States in a world where we have achieved something like the goals that we undertook for temperature stabilization in the Paris agreement and one where we don't is tens of thousands of lives lost annually and potentially hundreds of billions of dollars lost annually", he said.
Many regions are also experiencing more extreme rain - and ensuing floods - including the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southern Great Plains, which includes Texas and Oklahoma.
Climate change will wreak havoc on the natural environment, economy and public health in the United States unless more is done to drastically reduce carbon emissions, a USA government report has warned.
"Future risks from climate change depend primarily on decisions made today", it said. A scenario with dramatically less pollution could slash projected losses in 2090 by 48 percent ($75 billion) a year in labor costs, 58 percent ($80 billion) in heat-related deaths and 22 percent ($25 billion) in coastal real estate, according to the report.
Several federal experts who participated in a media call after the release of the report Friday were repeatedly asked about the timing of its release on a day when the country's attention is likely elsewhere.
What makes the report different from others is that it focuses on the United States, then goes more local and granular.
Trump has called worries about global warming a "hoax" perpetuated by the Chinese, and just this week he sent out a tweet noting that the East Coast's winter chill "could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?"
Stating that humans are the reason behind the 90% of the rise in temperature, the report asserted that the U.S. will be as much as will be 3-12 degrees hotter by the end of the century. "Over climate timescales of multiple decades, however, global temperature continues to steadily increase".
"This will have an impact everywhere in the country", said Andrew Light, professor of philosophy, public policy and atmospheric sciences, and director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University.
Since taking power, President Donald Trump has been rolling back his predecessor's environmental and climate protections in order to maximise the production of domestic fossil fuels. As a result, the region could potentially produce less than 75 percent of the corn it now produces, and lose more than 25 percent of its soybean yield.