Trump rejects key conclusion of USA government climate report

Trump rejects key conclusion of USA government climate report

But when asked his thoughts on the severe economic impacts projected in the report, Mr Trump said: "I don't believe it".

None of this is particularly surprising: Scientists and other climate change experts have predicted most of these effects before, and the report merely adds to the already huge body of research attesting to the realities of human-induced climate change. And some argue that the decision to release the report on Black Friday-earlier than its planned December publication-reflects a bias against the science. "Here's the other thing, you're gonna have to have China and Japan and all of Asia and all these other countries you know, it addresses our country". Trump has argued that "raking" forests would mitigate wildfire risk, and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has backed up the president's assertions, claiming that poor forest management was the real risk - not climate change.

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of voters said the USA needs to be doing more to address climate change, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University in August, up from 57% who said the same in December 2015.

Just days after demonstrating a lack of understanding about the difference between weather and climate, US President Donald Trump has remained mum on the report.

"The president of the United States seems to be honestly believing that global warming means it never gets cold anywhere", Cooper said. The Fox News anchor accused Republicans of turning climate science into a "political issue" and the Trump administration of burying the report on a holiday.

The report focuses on the devastating impact climate change will have on the US economy in the coming decades.

The Trump Administration's own National Climate Assessment serves as a sharp rebuke to its ill-advised policy of rolling back federal actions and regulations created to curb climate change.

Those "tiny rays of hope" are Democrats who will be in the majority party in the House in January, including Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who backs the Green New Deal to put climate change as the top legislative priority.

Included in the death and destruction, he writes, are the California wildfires, the death of Saudi Arabian activist Jamal Khashoggi, and the ongoing violent protests in France over a newly imposed carbon tax on fuel. Where the hell is GLOBAL WARMING???

Whitehouse goes on to point out how after Lee's statement, anchor Chuck Todd goes on to interview Tom Steyer without once bringing up climate change again for the rest of the program. In the USA, tree canopy increased by 15%.

The value of this report is in confirming those predictions and providing details, like precise estimates of how much money we'll waste and how many lives will be lost as a outcome. It's the culmination of years of work from more than 300 researchers, who have combed through the published literature on climate change in the country.

According to the report, more than 90 percent of current warming is caused by humans, although Trump's unchangeable opinion can be summed by what he said in a 2015 radio interview with Hugh Hewitt.

But Gov. Rick Scott has questioned whether climate change exists and, according to some former state employees, banned use of the term.

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