US Climate Report Says Weather Disasters Will Get Worse

US Climate Report Says Weather Disasters Will Get Worse

Troy Powers
November 28, 2018

President Donald Trump dismissed US government scientists' predictions that climate change will impose devastating economic costs.

"When we have the flu, you have a fever - that's one symptom of the flu".

On Friday, federal officials released their followup, the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which over the course of 1,000 pages looks at how climate change is already disrupting life in the United States - with more hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves and other disasters - and what communities are doing to deal with it.

"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.

Mr Trump also rolled back Obama-era environmental and climate rules, such as the Clean Power Plan, while seeking to boost output of oil, gas and coal for domestic use and for shipping to allies and partners. Eight-in-10 Democrats, 54% of independents, and 22% of Republicans thought in August that climate change has an impact the fires. Where the hell is GLOBAL WARMING???

Donald Trump has dismissed a damning climate change study produced by his own government, simply telling reporters, "I don't believe it". "We need to always consider the impact to American industry and jobs". It details how global warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas is hurting each region of the USA and how it impacts different sectors of the economy, including energy and agriculture.

'Over shorter timescales and smaller geographic regions, the influence of natural variability can be larger than the influence of human activity, ' the report says. It could be warming and it's going to start to cool at some point...

And yet, the chances of Trump taking any of the advice from this report, which was conducted by HIS administration, are somewhere close to zero. Why?

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Critics of acting on climate change often cite the possible economic costs. "It's not enough to think it's 'important.' We must make it urgent".

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.

"This demonstrates once again that Donald Trump is not an individual to be taken seriously on any topic, let alone matters as serious as climate change", Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Pennsylvania State University, said to HuffPost last week about the president's "cold blast" tweet. "It's a moral imperative", said Hillary Clinton in a statement Monday.

"If we're clean, but every other place on earth is dirty, that's not so good", he said.

Under President Trump, the United States pulled out of the Paris-Climate agreement, which put America on track to reducing greenhouse gasses by 26% while handing over billions of dollars to the United Nations.

By allowing pundits who are funded by corporate interests to continually obfuscate just how bad the risk of climate change is, news networks like Fox News and CNN have mishandled the severity of the climate report, even when they are covering it.

On Monday, Trump told reporters that he had read "some" of the report.