Trump dismisses findings of U.S. government report on climate change

Posted November 27, 2018

Sea levels are continuing to rise, and extreme events like heavy rain and floods continue to increase worldwide, which will "cascade across economic sectors", Easterling said, warning of "substantial net damage to the United States economy". "Rapid intensification of storms is also more likely as the climate warms, even though there is also some historical evidence that the same conditions that lead to this intensification also act to weaken hurricane intensity near the US coast, but it is unclear whether this relationship will continue as the climate warms further", the report said. And coastal flooding is projected to force communities to move elsewhere.

"In Alaska, a tribal health organization is developing adaptation strategies to address physical and mental health challenges driven by climate change and other environmental changes", the authors write.

Attenborough to represent "the people" at United Nations climate talks.

The report also reiterated the officials" concerns regarding the "greenhouse effect", the gradual warming of the Earth's atmosphere associated with the anthropogenic generation of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other so-called "greenhouse gasses'.

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The report forecasts that the U.S. could lose hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century due to this changing climate.

"This report underscores what we are already seeing first-hand: climate change is real, it's happening here, and it's happening now", Abigail Dillen of Earthjustice said. But the Trump administration is trying to increase fossil fuel use, so it's working towards exactly that high emissions scenario future. He said, "We have a lot of pressure on them", and said that one of the USA auto giant's models, the Chevy Cruze, "is not selling".

The Lower 48 states have warmed 1.8 degrees (1 degree Celsius) since 1900 with 1.2 degrees in the last few decades, according to the report.

Trump this week reignited the debate by tweeting: 'Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?'

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The report estimates that around 92% of climate change can be attributed to the harmful effects of human actions.

Former vice-president and Democratic presidential candidate Gore accused Trump of seeking to "hide the truth" by releasing the report on Black Friday. Temperatures are still going up, and the odds of dangers such as wildfires in the West continue to increase. One potential benefit is that the details of the report can now be fully digested and cited by global delegates to the upcoming United Nations COP 24 conference on climate change in Katowice, Poland, which begins on December 3.

Breitbart's primary coverage of the report consisted entirely of a story of reacting to incoming Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tweet about the report.

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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