Trump Says Doesn't Believe own Government's Climate Warning
- Author: Eleanor Harrison Nov 28, 2018,
Nov 28, 2018, 0:42
"You're going to be seeing heavier rainfall, an increase in hot days, a decrease in colder days and you're going to have all the issues with sea level rise", said David Easterling with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversaw the release of the report.
The fifth installment would be due during President Trump's second term if he's re-elected. We ask that any comments by climate-change denialists be flagged for moderation.
But the report, vetted by 13 government agencies, holds out hope that agriculture can adapt to climate change with "planting decisions, farming practices and the use of technology".
The Trump administration chose to speed up release of the new report, which is required by law, putting it out on Black Friday instead of in December. In that time, the administration deleted federal webpages on climate science, proposed dramatic cuts to federal climate research and rolled back a number of regulations meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
But on Monday, President Donald Trump brushed the report aside.
"Self-reinforcing cycles within the climate system have the potential to accelerate human-induced change and even shift Earth's climate system into new states that are very different from those experienced in the recent past", the report notes.
Report co-author Katharine Hayhoe says it shows the risky weather that scientists said will happen in the United States is already happening. "It's not enough to think it's 'important.' We must make it urgent". "What WH says is demonstrably false".
USA carbon emissions from industry slipped 2.7 per cent a year ago as coal plants shut and use of natural gas and renewable energy rose.
The report also comes amid a presidential administration that has been the most pro oil and gas industry on record and one whose policies, particularly rolling back Obama-era environmental policies, have set environmentalists on edge. Where the hell is GLOBAL WARMING???
Trump had just visited California where we saw the site of the most destructive and deadly wildfire in the state's history.
The report disputes those notions.
The Trump administration is downplaying the importance of the findings. But the consistent mishandling and misreporting by major news network talk shows has obfuscated the importance of the report.
It also said projections of damage could change if greenhouse gas emissions were curbed, although numerous impacts of climate change, like powerful storms, droughts and flooding, have already begun.
On "Meet the Press", Sen. The climate crisis is a threat to our communities, economy and planet.
"All the proposals I've seen so far that would address any of these issues would devastate the US economy and have little or no benefit that is demonstrable from our standpoint", Lee said.
"I've seen it. I've read some of it. When will we quit?" is creating his own model by claiming fossil fuels are to blame for natural disasters, murder, and political backlash. "And innovation can be choked out through excessive government regulation".
And Bunch even blamed the protests against a carbon tax in Paris on 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.
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.
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. On State of the Union, they interviewed GOP Senator Joni Ernst on the topic of climate change, with Ernst pulling out the classic Republican hand-wave, "Our climate always changes and we see those ebb and flows through time ..." We need bold action, not denials.