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

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

President Donald Trump says he doesn't believe a key conclusion of a US government report on the economic costs of climate change, but economists say the warning of hundreds of billions of dollars a year in global warming costs is pretty much on the money. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says those three 2017 storms caused at least $265 billion in damage.

The National Climate Assessment, quietly unveiled Friday, warns that natural disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming.

Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said: "I've seen it, I've read some of it, and it's fine".

"The potential for losses in some sectors could reach hundreds of billions of dollars per year by the end of this century", the report said.

The report talks of hundreds of billions of dollars in economic losses in several spots. Weather-related damage has cost almost $400 billion since 2015, The Associated Press reported.

Green Car Reports respectfully reminds its readers that the scientific validity of climate change is not a topic for debate in our comments.

But he also said USA attempts to respond to climate change will be counterbalanced by countries such as India and China aspiring to Western living standards.

Like countless reports before it, including the UN's special report from October, the study also concludes, based on extensive evidence, that human activities are the dominant cause of global warming.

The reportis required by Congress every four years and is issued by 13 federal agencies and the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Power outages and fuel shortages will be more frequent.

Earlier the White House downplayed the report, saying it relied on extreme models that were selected during the Obama administration. "Here's the other thing, you're gonna have to have China and Japan and all of Asia and all these other countries you know, it addresses our country".

"Publishing a dire climate report in the final hours of Black Friday might be the biggest Friday news dump of them all", The Atlantic reports.

Another impact of climate change will be on the health of Americans, whether because of extreme heat and higher temperatures, diseases (like Zika) that come from mosquitoes and ticks, more food and waterborne diseases, or higher risk of asthma and allergies. But more importantly, let me add to that.

"Even if significant emissions reductions occur, numerous effects from sea level rise over this century - and particularly through mid-century - are already locked in due to historical emissions", the report explains, underscoring the necessity for coastal communities to prepare. And that those changes in the climate produce more wild and unpredictable weather events, like tornadoes and fires. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) criticized the "alarmism" of those who say climate change is a severe threat and said reasonable people can disagree on "how much and how rapidly". The Republican, who was just elected to the U.S. Senate, has denied the ban exists.

"Heatwaves are getting stronger, floods are growing larger, wildfires are obliterating more of America's landscape - it's because of climate change that's largely man made", Smith said.


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