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

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The White House claim that "the report is largely based on the most extreme scenario" is false, said Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University.

President Trump tweeted Wednesday, "Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?"

However, he rejected the central warning in the US National Climate Assessment, which said there will be hundreds of billions of dollars in losses by the end of the century due to climate change "without substantial and sustained global mitigation". It was written long before the deadly fires in California this month and before Hurricanes Florence and Michael struck the East Coast. Ben Sasse told "Fox News Sunday" the US needs to "innovate our way into the future".

The last few years have seen a record amount of damaging weather, which has costed the country almost $400 billion since 2015, according to the report.

The report is mandated by law.

"There's research by colleagues like Jennifer Francis at Rutgers and many others in the peer-reviewed literature [community] that suggest that jet stream patterns are becoming wavier because of changes up in the Arctic, in terms of the loss of sea ice and ice cover-up there". Without greenhouse gases, natural forces - such as changes in energy from the sun - would be slightly cooling Earth.

Around the same number (45%) said they think global warming will pose a serious threat to them or their way of life in their lifetimes in the March poll.

The report avoids proposing policy changes. He also pointed out that it focused on the climate change consequences that would be borne by the US - even though it is a global problem.

Trump on his government's climate warning: 'I don't believe it'
The report was the work of three hundred federal and non-federal scientists and experts from across a variety of federal agencies. Damaging weather alone, it says, has cost the USA almost $400 billion since 2015, and those costs are only expected to increase.

Reidmiller noted that since the last report came out four years ago, the nation has seen an increase in efforts by local governments to adapt to the changes wrought by climate change by raising highways above floodwaters and relocating important facilities away from the waterfront.

Scientists who worked on the report said it did not appear that administration officials had tried to alter or suppress its findings.

The report notes that the effects of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country, including more frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events. Yet emissions worldwide continue to rise.

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?

Ocasio-Cortez has been a vocal proponent of the Green New Deal, which among other things aims to create clean energy jobs and eradicate fossil fuels as a source of power by shifting exclusively to renewables.

The president also took the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords.

"All the proposals I've seen so far that would address any of these issues would devastate the USA economy and have little or no benefit that is demonstrable from our standpoint", Lee said. Days after it went out, reporters were still writing news stories and Republican lawmakers were pressed to respond to its findings on Sunday news shows - including on Fox News. George Grow wrote the report for VOA Learning English.

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

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