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'I don't believe it' - Trump dismisses government climate report

27 November 2018, 06:37 | Justin Tyler

Al Gore blasts Trump for 'burying' climate report by releasing it on Black Friday

Federal climate report warns of more weather 'weirding'

The federal government's latest report on climate change warns of specific dangers to Midwest agriculture production, which comprises a significant portion of the economies of Kansas and Missouri.

Trump has misunderstood climate change warnings for the majority of a decade now, while using the occasional cold snap as proof to discredit its existence.

The Trump administration is downplaying the importance of the findings.

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters.

Intensified wildfires are among the many problems that the USA now faces, according to the second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, released on Friday (November 23); hurricanes, heat waves, and disease outbreaks are other calamities that can already be felt in the country.

The report, written with the help of more than a dozen United States government agencies and departments, said the effects of climate change would harm human health, damage infrastructure, limit water availability, alter coastlines and increase costs in various industries. It says the report was largely based on "the most extreme scenario" and fails to consider new technology and other actions that could reduce carbon emissions and the effects of climate change.

Green Car Reports respectfully reminds its readers that the scientific validity of climate change is not a topic for debate in our comments.

Casting doubt on climate change is anything but out of the ordinary for Trump.

The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump. Days after it went out, reporters were still writing news stories and Republican lawmakers were pressed to respond to its findings on Sunday news shows - including on Fox News.

"What the USA 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.

On "Meet the Press", Sen. Across the globe, coastal communities could be inundated as a warming planet elevates sea levels.

"Trump is ignoring the alarm bells to protect our country from climate change, yet at the same time he is building sea walls in Scotland to protect his golf course from the rising sea, ' Brune said by email". "And so I have yet to see a proposal that would bring this about".

One benefit the report may have, even despite a lack of media coverage, may be to weaken the administration's legal case to gut environmental standards, such as the freeze in federal fuel-economy rules, which is already being challenged in court. "And innovation can be choked out through excessive government regulation".

"I think it's a dire situation anywhere", Roberts said Monday when asked about the potential impact to Kansas.

Incoming Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY used the report to continue pushing her colleagues to take a more aggressive stance on climate policy.

Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson also released a statement on the report, specifically pointing to recent natural catastrophes that have been exacerbated by climate change. We need some fast!

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