Donald Trump rejects his own government's report on climate change

Trump rejects projections in climate change report

Trump rejects projections in climate change report

"I had breakfast this morning too, and that doesn't mean we alleviated world hunger - and that's what that logic is like".

A team of more than 300 experts produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including US federal agencies and a panel of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of voters said the United States 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. It details how global warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas is hurting each region of the US and how it impacts different sectors of the economy, including energy and agriculture. It was originally slated to be released next month, but the administration dropped it on Black Friday.

The decision to release the report early during a holiday has been seen by some as a maneuver to reduce exposure to the study - as people pay less attention to the news during major holidays.

Just last week, Trump tweeted: "Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?"

The report notes, as evidence, that the already 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it was 100 years ago and that the seas that surround the country are on average 9 inches higher and climbing.

Trump's lack of support for the report shouldn't really come as a surprise, considering his history of dismissing 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.

Approximately eight years ago, he tweeted ' the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive'. "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". We need some fast!

"The area burned by wildfire from 1984 to 2015 was twice what would have burned had climate change not occurred", the authors state.

Appearing on Sunday news talk shows, GOP lawmakers were willing to acknowledge climate change as an issue, but not one that deserves immediate and dramatic action, as the report calls for.

The 29-chapter report details the nature of these risks, which range from direct and indirect effects on human health to economic and agricultural concerns.

'Over climate timescales of multiple decades, however, global temperatures continues to steadily increase'.

"I've seen it, I've read some of it, and it's fine", he told reporters at the White House. Asked about severe economic impacts, he said, "I don't believe it". It could be warming and it's going to start to cool at some point... "I don't believe it". It speaks to an unwillingness to dialogue deeply about the issues, and rather allow "both sides", meaning people who either believe or blatantly disregard truth, their chance to speak "their opinions" on the scientific facts of climate change.

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