Donald Trump on Dire Government Climate Report: 'I Don't Believe It'

Donald Trump on Dire Government Climate Report: 'I Don't Believe It'”

Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump said of the National Climate Assessment (NCA4), "I've seen it, I've read some of it, and it's fine".

The congressionally mandated White House report said climate change would cost the USA economy billions of dollars by the end of the century, but Mr Trump said on Monday (local time) he did not believe the economic impacts would be destructive.

Trump has stood by his years-old claim that climate change is a hoax and emphasized that belief with his statements about the California wildfires, which he said were a result of poor forest management, drawing criticism from firefighters, climate scientists and many others.

On Friday, when families in the United States were still recuperating from Thanksgiving dinners, the federal government made a decision to release a detailed report on how climate change will change our lives over the coming century. It said that projections of further damage could change if greenhouse gas emissions are sharply curbed, even though numerous impacts of climate change (including more frequent and more powerful storms, droughts and flooding) are already under way.

The report, which was written before California's recent deadly fires, also says the last few years have smashed records for damaging weather in the USA, costing almost $400 billion since 2015.

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"I often say weather is your mood, and climate is your personality", Shepherd tells Here & Now's Robin Young. "Climate change is making a noticeable impact on our economy right now: Harvey, Florence, Michael, Maria".

The Trump administration was required to release the National Climate Assessment by law, but the report itself wasn't due until December.

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.

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".

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"But asked about the study's conclusion that climate change would devastate the U.S. and world economy if left unchecked, he declared: "I don't believe it."'I don't believe it" as he left the White House for campaign stops in Mississippi. Notably, the scientists behind the report wrote that the effects of climate change "are already being felt in communities across the country". "It's now CLIMATE CHANGE".

'Over shorter timescales and smaller geographic regions, the influence of natural variability can be larger than the influence of human activity, ' the report says. And that, unless we change our practices and policies, there will be "substantial damages to the USA economy, environment, and human health and well-being over the coming decades".

However, the White House has countered the report, calling it inaccurate.

- Washington Post, with additional reporting from Associated Press writer John Lemire.

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