Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

'I don't believe' government climate report finding

'I don't believe' government climate report finding

"I don't believe it", the president said of the report as he spoke to reporters outside the White House before boarding the Marine One helicopter en route to political rallies in MS in the evening.

Trump said the USA is "at the cleanest we've ever been", and that it is other countries that are dirty.

The climate assessment is required by law every few years.

The National Climate Assessment reaches similar conclusions to a recently released report from an worldwide panel of distinguished scientists convened by the United Nations, which predicted that without greatly accelerating the reduction of greenhouse gases there is a strong risk that some of the more dire consequences of climate change could result as early as 2040.

The report estimates that, in the worst case scenario, labor-related losses by the year 2090 will be as much as 155 billion dollars due to the impact of changing weather on working conditions.

The president, administration officials and elected Republicans frequently say they can not tell how much of climate change is caused by humans and how much is natural. We speak with Kristie Ebi, a professor of global health at the University of Washington in Seattle and the lead author of the report's chapter on the human health impacts of climate change.

Around the same number (45%) said they think global warming will pose a serious threat to them or their way of life in their lifetimes in the March poll.

The report links heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, droughts, crop failures, and damage to infrastructure that has already affected USA communities to climate change, and says that "to avoid substantial damages to the us economy, environment, and human health and well-being over the coming decades", people must take aggressive steps to mitigate climate effects and adapt to those that are already inevitable.

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Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, Trump said that he had read some of the report, but that he does not believe it.

Scientists who worked on the report said it did not appear that administration officials had tried to alter or suppress its findings.

"Even if significant emissions reductions occur, numerous effects from sea level rise over this century - and particularly through mid-century - are already locked in due to historical emissions", the report explains, underscoring the necessity for coastal communities to prepare.

The study details the detrimental effects climate change will have on economy and speculates hundreds of billions of dollars could be lost in industries all over the country. That's just weather. But climate is the overall, statistical, long term averages of those properties and changes.

Fact: climate change could cost the United States economy upward of $500 BILLION a year.

President Donald Trump was panned on Monday for his dismissal of his own administration's recently released climate assessment.

In its release, the White House also pointed to a 14 percent drop in carbon emissions from 2005, an artificial benchmark based on when USA emissions peaked. But the consistent mishandling and misreporting by major news network talk shows has obfuscated the importance of the report.

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