Trump on his government's climate warning: 'I don't believe it'

Al Gore blasts Trump for 'burying' climate report by releasing it on Black Friday

The fact that we have a President of the United States who doesn't believe in science is an worldwide embarrassment and incredibly unsafe. "NASA has a good explanation of the difference between weather and climate on its website ― its website for children". The report also says these higher sea levels will cause storm surges to travel farther inland, causing more damage to property. It's fun. There are pictures.

"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 U.S. states", the report says.

See his full takedown in the clip above.

The report is mandated by law.

Report co-author Katharine Hayhoe says it shows the risky weather that scientists said will happen in the United States is already happening.

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.

For Trump, fervently denying the existence of climate change is nothing new.

"We have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, work on adaptation and mitigation, and explore technology solutions such as geoengineering and carbon capture and sequestration", Johnson added. It said weather disasters are becoming more commonplace and warned that without aggressive action, they could become much worse.

"While President Trump continues to ignore the threat of climate change, his own administration is sounding the alarm", Abigail Dillen, president of the environmental group Earthjustice, told Reuters.

The report also said projections of damage could change if greenhouse gas emissions were curbed, although numerous impacts of climate change, like powerful storms, droughts and flooding, have already begun.

The report goes on to detail the economic impact of climate change (hundreds of billions lost, with farms being hardest hit) and the physical toll it could take on our collective health, as factors like air quality, disease transmission by insects, food and water will 'increasingly threaten the health and well-being of the American people'. Florida is predicted to suffer the country's biggest financial fallout, at $100.9 billion a year, related to climate change, according to a study published in Science Magazine.

"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", he said.

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