'I don't believe' own administration's climate report

Federal climate report warns of more weather 'weirding'

Federal climate report warns of more weather 'weirding'

In parts of the Midwest, farms will be able to produce less than 75% of the corn they produce today, and the southern part of the region could lose more than 25% of its soybean yield.

President Trump on Monday dismissed one of the major conclusions of his own administration's comprehensive report on climate change.

Compiled as a result of collaboration by more than 300 federal government and independent scientists, the report warns that unchecked climate change will impact human health, safety, and cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars.

The report also reiterated the officials" concerns regarding the "greenhouse effect", the gradual warming of the Earth's atmosphere associated with the anthropogenic generation of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other so-called "greenhouse gasses'. The findings are a sharp rebuke to the Trump administration's insistence that environmental regulations hurt jobs and hinder economic growth.

"While mitigation and adaptation efforts have expanded substantially in the last four years, they do not yet approach the scale considered necessary to avoid substantial damages to the economy, environment, and human health over the coming decades", the report said.

"Future risks from climate change depend primarily on decisions made today", the report reads. Particularly vulnerable to higher temperatures in the summer, children, the elderly, the poor and communities of color will be at a much greater risk for illness and death.

Dependable and safe water for Hawaii, the Caribbean and others are threatened by these rising temperatures.

"With continued growth in emissions at historic rates, annual losses in some economic sectors are projected to reach hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century - more than the current gross domestic product (GDP) of many USA states", the report claims.

Sea levels have already gone up 7 to 8 inches since 1900. "That's why we need a Select Committee on a Green New Deal, & why fossil fuel-funded officials shouldn't be writing climate change policy".

Despite the Trump administration's apparent attempt to bury the National Climate Assessment by releasing it the Friday after Thanksgiving, the overwhelming sense of urgency elicited by its alarming findings has been swift.

Walters also pointed out that, since 2005, carbon dioxide emissions related to energy production in the USA have declined 14 percent, while global emissions continue to rise.

"The rest of us are listening to the scientists - and to Mother Nature. It's not enough to think it's 'important.' We must make it urgent", she tweeted.

The report explicitly criticised the Trump administration agenda of expanding the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation. The report, prepared by more than 300 researchers in 13 USA government departments and agencies, predicts that those events will become more common and more severe if steps aren't taken "to avoid substantial damages to the US economy, environment, and human health and well-being over the coming decades". "The science is undeniable, let's fix it".

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