Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'

Cristina Cross
November 27, 2018

The new government report on climate change, which the Trump administration released quietly a day after Thanksgiving and two days after President Donald Trump tweeted skeptically about the existence of climate change, warns that the drastic human effects on the climate could cause thousands of Americans to die and cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars.

What's more, climate scientists say the report demonstrates that their models have been accurate.

The climate assessment warned of longer and more powerful disasters resulting, at least in part, from rising temperatures.

The president was responding to a stunning report released by his administration Friday that said climate change will cost the USA economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, damaging everything from human health to infrastructure and agricultural production. Extreme heat will cause more deaths. "But if we're clean but every other place on Earth is dirty, that's not so good".

Despite the report, there is no indication that the Trump administration will alter its policies. "If you look around the globe over the past week, it's still relatively warm, so we have to be careful not to be so USA -centric or even northeast USA -centric in describing what's happening globally".

The report was issued on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, when many Americans traditionally go shopping, a timing that Trump's critics said was chosen to bury the report.

Democratic leaders agree. "Of course, combating climate change is about more than dollars and cents".

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Climate change is already causing devastating consequences.

The White House responded to the report by misrepresenting scientists' work and promising "fuller information" in the next analysis.

Green Car Reports respectfully reminds its readers that the scientific validity of climate change is not a topic for debate in our comments. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) criticized the "alarmism" of those who say climate change is a severe threat and said reasonable people can disagree on "how much and how rapidly". In the USA, tree canopy increased by 15%.

Last year, the President announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Deal to combat climate change, though the country can not do so until after the 2020 presidential election. The administration also has a campaign for the production of fossil fuels like coal.

"All hope is not lost, but we must act now", said Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), the expected new chairwoman of the House Space, Science and Technology Committee, in a statement. Methane, by the way, is in the short term many times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

"People are going to die if we don't start addressing climate change ASAP". We need some fast!

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