'I don't believe' government climate report finding

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Courtesey of WMFE

The report, released on Black Friday, warned that climate change could cost the USA economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century and shrink GDP by some 10 percent.

The fifth installment would be due during President Trump's second term if he's re-elected. Lacking the legal authority to quash the report, the Trump administration released it on what is notoriously one of the slowest news days of the year, when Americans are out shopping.

'Climate change 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, ' the report detailed.

What did the report say?

'Right now we're the cleanest'. "What WH says is demonstrably false". In the USA, tree canopy increased by 15%. After that year, the Great Recession caused emissions to drop as manufacturing and the economy slowed and technological innovations in hydraulic fracturing caused the nation to shift away from coal to natural gas, which produces less emissions. And that those changes in the climate produce more wild and unpredictable weather events, like tornadoes and fires.

'This report makes it clear that climate change is not some problem in the distant future. "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".

Since there is little or no chance, President Trump will change course, it is essential that states, local governments, and businesses do even more. The Democratic progressive doubled down on her call for a select committee on a Green New Deal while adding that "fossil fuel-funded officials shouldn't be writing climate change policy".

The report disputes those notions.

How can @realDonaldTrump still think climate change is a "hoax"?

Despite the Trump administration's apparent attempt to bury the National Climate Assessment by releasing it the Friday after Thanksgiving, the overwhelming sense of urgency elicited by its alarming findings has been swift. But the consistent mishandling and misreporting by major news network talk shows has obfuscated the importance of the report. "When asked about the National Climate Assessment, a White House spokesperson dismissed it as containing 'extreme scenarios".

On the "Fox News Sunday" program, Sen.

Natural disasters will become more frequent as a outcome of climate change, the United States government has warned.

On "Meet the Press", Sen. This is hardly a surprise to experts who've long predicted that failure to move early and decisively on the climate crisis would ultimately lead to widespread political unrest. He said the agreement would hurt the US economy and said there was little evidence it would improve the environment. "And so I have yet to see a proposal that would bring this about".

Ocasio-Cortez has been a vocal proponent of the Green New Deal, which among other things aims to create clean energy jobs and eradicate fossil fuels as a source of power by shifting exclusively to renewables.

The report puts a dollar figure on the economic damages from unmitigated climate change. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the unanimous conclusion of the country's intelligence community that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election to help him and hurt Hillary Clinton.

But it says that projections of future catastrophe could change if society works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and "to adapt to the changes that will occur".

Another impact of climate change will be on the health of Americans, whether because of extreme heat and higher temperatures, diseases (like Zika) that come from mosquitoes and ticks, more food and waterborne diseases, or higher risk of asthma and allergies.

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