White House Doubles Down On Coal Despite New Climate Report

Al Gore blasts Trump for 'burying' climate report by releasing it on Black Friday
Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters
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28 November, 2018

President Trump on Monday dismissed one of the major conclusions of his own administration's comprehensive report on climate change. Outside of Christmas and the actual day of Thanksgiving, there's no better day to drop bad news that you don't want people to see.

Thirteen federal agencies including the National Academy of Sciences, the Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources, and the National Science and Technology Council, along with university and commercial scientists were required by Congress to release the report, called the Fourth National Climate Assessment.

"And here's the other thing, you're going to have to China and Japan and all of Asia and all of these other countries-you know, it addresses our country".

Those "tiny rays of hope" are Democrats who will be in the majority party in the House in January, including Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who backs the Green New Deal to put climate change as the top legislative priority.

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of voters said the U.S. needs to be doing more to address climate change, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University in August, up from 57% who said the same in December 2015.

What's genuinely scary about all of this is that, unlike some random dude on the street who chooses to ignore the science on climate change, Donald Trump is in a position to have a considerable impact on how we approach (or don't) solving the problem. It's now CLIMATE CHANGE'.

"Whatever happened to Global Warming?"

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"I've seen it, I've read some of it, and it's fine", he said. In the December 2015 Quinnipiac poll, 83% of Democrats thought the U.S. should be doing more, compared to 62% of independents and 26% of Republicans.

It details how global warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas is hurting each region of the United States and how it impacts different sectors of the economy, including energy and agriculture.

"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.

"I wrote the climate scenarios chapter myself so I can confirm it considers ALL scenarios, from those where we go carbon negative before end of century to those where carbon emissions continue to rise", she wrote on Twitter.

The Trump administration has pursued a pro-fossil fuels agenda. Trump has a long history of denying 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.

He also seemed to push the blame to other nations, saying the United States is 'the cleanest we've ever been'. The report's release surprised even its authors and came shortly after Trump inaccurately tweeted that cold weather on a single day disproves the theory of climate change.

Breshears said that while the report wasn't meant to provide solutions, changes in human behavior can "help reduce the overall magnitude of the impacts". In mid-2017, the US withdrew from the Paris climate change accord, the only country to have approved the historic accord then withdraw from it. Related: Could Oil Prices Fall To $40?


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