Buried on Black Friday, climate report still turns heads

Cristina Cross
November 26, 2018

US President Donald Trump has cast doubt on a report by his own government warning of devastating effects from climate change.

Brady Dennis and Chris Mooney of the Washington Post add that the report "finds that the continental United States already is 1.8°F warmer than it was 100 years ago, surrounded by seas that are on average nine inches higher and being wracked by far worse heat waves than the nation experienced only 50 years ago...by 2050, the country could see as much as 2.3 additional degrees of warming in the continental United States". "And it's fine", he said.

In contrast to Trump's blind climate-change denial and opposition, Progressive Democrats set to take control of the House in January, will be pushing for an expansive "Green New Deal" as one of the rallying cries as we head toward the 2020 campaign.

'Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west, hurricanes batter our coasts - and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical US assessment of the climate crisis, ' Gore said in a statement on Friday.

"To better assess the potential future effects of climate change, we need to focus on improving the transparency and accuracy of our modeling and projections", spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in a statement.

Releasing the report on Black Friday "is a transparent attempt by the Trump administration to bury this report and continue the campaign of not only denying, but suppressing the best of climate science", said study co-author Andrew Light, an global policy expert at the World Resources Institute.

"By the middle of this century, annual losses in the United States due to climate change could reach hundreds of billions of dollars", said the latest edition of the National Climate Assessment.

Trump Twetted this morning, attacking the climate change science this week as cold temperatures bore down on the East Coast, tweeting on Wednesday, "Whatever happened to Global Warming?".

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That is why it is called climate change.

“Climate change is already taking a toll on USA agriculture, health, tourism, fisheries, energy, transportation, infrastructure, businesses and more.

Ever since Trump took office, environmentalist groups have sounded alarms over the United States government's stance on the issue of anthropogenic climate change.

It focuses on how global warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas is hurting each region of the United States and warns that hurricanes and wildfire disasters are worsening in the USA because of global warming.

No one's health is immune to climate change, the report concludes. "Over climate timescales of multiple decades, however, global temperature continues to steadily increase".

Moreover, the report claimed that fossil fuels would eventually increase costs across the majority of industries, from farming, to fishing, to energy extraction.

Reporters questioned the timing of this year's release, which came on the Friday after Thanksgiving, a national holiday when many people are traveling and shopping. "We've known for years that it's true and it's important to our organizing and our local policy efforts that information like this is not only considered, but believed and acted upon".

In October of this year, he accused climate change scientists of having a "political agenda", saying that while he thinks the climate is changing, he does not believe it is manmade.

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