"This assessment is the most enduring and authoritative statement of the science on climate change impacts on our nation, but true to form, the Trump Administration is trying to bury this years-in-the-making report by releasing it during a long holiday weekend", Representative Frank Pallone said in a statement following the report's release.
The report found that climate change will cost the USA hundreds of billions of dollars annually and damage health.
Trump on Tuesday (NZT) rejected a central conclusion of the dire report on the economic costs of climate change released by his own administration. It was dropped, as I said, ahead of schedule on Black Friday, when a lot of Americans are busy shopping, eating Thanksgiving leftovers and spending time with the family. "I've read some of it, and it is fine".
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of voters said the United States 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.
President Trump has spent much of the first two years of his presidency at odds with environmentalists over numerous issues, but now that disagreement also includes the federal government.
If you did not hear about the major new federal climate change report, the Trump administration will be pleased. In the meantime, the US is still attending worldwide climate negotiations, but at next week's critical UN COP24 Summit in Poland US officials are set to focus on promoting "clean coal" to developing nations.
"You're going to have to have China and Japan and all of Asia and all these other countries, you know, it [the report] addresses our country", he said, as reported by the BBC. "But we're not going to hold our breath because unlike the climate, some things never actually change". But more importantly, let me add to that. On the same program, GOP Senator Mike Lee said that climate change would need to be combatted not with legislation, but with "innovation", once again shifting the blame onto citizens rather than government.
Jose Mourinho threatens to drop Manchester United players who show 'no heart'
Mourinho was forced to walk the last half mile and the 55-year-old insists he is prepared to do the same again. Matteo Darmian , who started against Palace, was also missing, along with Marcos Rojo.
Russian Federation uses tanker to block Ukrainian ships
Ukraine's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Russia's actions "have transgressed all boundaries and become aggressive". It said that Ukraine's ships were carrying out "provocative actions" aimed at creating "a conflict situation in this region".
Hundreds of flights cancelled as snowstorm hits US Midwest
Snow could fall as fast as two inches per hour and cause periodic life-threatening blizzard conditions, the weather service said. Winds will ramp up, temperatures will drop, and school delays/cancellations are likely along with scattered power outages.
A team of more than 300 experts produced the report.
The National Climate Assessment, quietly unveiled on Friday, warned that natural disasters are worsening in the USA because of global warming.
The Fourth National Climate Assessment is yet another reminder that reality will catch up to the States, no matter how much the president tries to ignore and deny it. Ben Sasse told "Fox News Sunday" the US needs to "innovate our way into the future".
"Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?" he said Wednesday on Twitter. "The Fifth National Climate Assessment gives us the opportunity to provide for a more transparent and data-driven process that includes fuller information on the range of potential scenarios and outcomes". Where the hell is GLOBAL WARMING???
In October, President Trump accused climate change scientists of having a "political agenda", telling Fox News he was unconvinced that humans were responsible for the earth's rising temperatures.
While the economic costs of climate change will be severe, the cost to human life might be even worse. 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.