Trump says doesn't believe own government's climate warning
- Author: Darren Santiago Nov 28, 2018,
Nov 28, 2018, 0:42
President Trump's administration produced a study from 13 federal agencies and more than 300 climate scientists saying that climate change will be catastrophic to the USA economy. The report's authors conclude that the changing climate 'is transforming where and how we live and presents growing challenges to human health and quality of life, the economy, and the natural systems that support us.' And that, unless we change our practices and policies, there will be 'substantial damages to the USA economy, environment, and human health and well-being over the coming decades'.
But even before the report was made public, Americans were extremely anxious about climate change.
It's not the first time that Trump has discounted the consequences - or cause - of climate change. Where the hell is GLOBAL WARMING???
Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump said of the National Climate Assessment (NCA4), "I've seen it, I've read some of it, and it's fine". "It doesn't put it far off in the distance, it doesn't talk about polar bears, and that's what we need more of with these types of reports - not just all the graphs and jargon".
In addition, the report outlined the toll that declining air quality and disease transmission will have that is set to 'increasingly threaten the health and well-being of the American people'.
'Over shorter timescales and smaller geographic regions, the influence of natural variability can be larger than the influence of human activity, ' the report says.
Bunch claims Trump, who has overseen the greatest push toward energy independence through increased domestic oil and natural gas production, still "worships at the altar of 20th-century fossil fuels". With climate change, there are other facets of climate change: the frequency intensity of hurricanes, how often cloudiness occurs where you live, sea level rise.
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"What the US needs to do is participate in a long-term conversation about how you get to innovation, and it's going to need to be a conversation again that doesn't start with alarmism", Sasse said. It also came two days after Trump issued another tweet transmitting his skepticism of the existence of Climate change. "That affects our jet stream pattern and counterintuitively might lead to more extremes on both sides - whether it be drought and flood, or cold and warm - because we get these higher amplitude wave patterns in the jet stream".
"I had breakfast this morning too, and that doesn't mean we alleviated world hunger - and that's what that logic is like".
"Unlike President Trump, we trust the experts at NASA, the Department of Defense, and 10 other federal agencies who reviewed and endorsed this report", Keith Gaby, a senior communications director with the Environmental Defense Fund, said by email.
"But if we're clean, but every other place on earth is dirty, that's not so good".
The decisions Trump makes - or, more likely, doesn't - on climate change are not the sort of thing that are easily reversible.
The president also took the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords.
The report was released the day after Thanksgiving - when many people were distracted - probably because it contradicts practically everything United States President Donald Trump has said and done on global warming.