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Trump doesn't believe his own govt's climate warning

28 November 2018
Trump doesn't believe his own govt's climate warning

President Donald Trump said on Monday he doesn't believe a climate report out of his administration that warns of dire economic costs in the wake of climate change.

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Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, representing a state where the lobster industry has been affected by warming seas, said on Twitter the report "should cause all of us, including the Administration, to take a harder look at the consequences of inaction & use what is known about climate risks to inform policy".

For Trump, fervently denying the existence of climate change is nothing new. So how serious is climate change's affect on the economy?

But even as the Trump administration has sought to downplay climate science, claiming it is exaggerated or rejecting it as a hoax - as Trump himself has done repeatedly - it has never presented an alternative body of science that challenges the key findings laid out in the report, which builds on research conducted around the world. That's just weather. But climate is the overall, statistical, long term averages of those properties and changes. Where the hell is GLOBAL WARMING??? "It doesn't put it far off in the distance, it doesn't talk about polar bears, and that's what we need more of with these types of reports - not just all the graphs and jargon". It also details how people's health and different parts of the economy are being hurt.

Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson also released a statement on the report, specifically pointing to recent natural catastrophes that have been exacerbated by climate change. "That affects our jet stream pattern and counterintuitively might lead to more extremes on both sides - whether it be drought and flood, or cold and warm - because we get these higher amplitude wave patterns in the jet stream".

"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". It could be warming and it's going to start to cool at some point...

Several of its authors say the National Climate Assessment was rushed to release weeks before it was to be unveiled at an annual conference of the American Geophysical Union. "If we're clean and everyone else is dirty, that's not so good'".

The president said he read some of the report "and it's fine" but not the part about the devastating economic impact. It should be noted that this disastrous climate change report heralding the apocalypse comes on the heels of a report in Nature that showed the global tree canopy increased 865,000 square miles in the past 30-plus years.

Concern about climate change and global warming has gone up in the last few years - from 33% who said they worry a great deal about it in March 2013 to 43% who say the same now, according to Gallup.

A report released last Friday by Donald Trump's administration said global warming is making US natural disasters worse. This latest report - you know, the one that the Trump administration sought to bury because its conclusions are at odds with the President's personal beliefs - suggests they may not be reversible at all.