On Friday, a report released by 13 federal agencies revealed the lasting and harmful effects of climate change, including substantial damage to the us economy. "As a climate scientist it is nearly surreal".
The report draws stronger conclusions than three earlier National Climate Assessments in 2000, 2009, and 2014, noting that these types of natural disasters have been increasing in the last 15 years, and that the chances of having more such events going forward are increasing.
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". This year's red tide outbreak in Florida caused the deaths of thousands of marine animals and led to respiratory problems for nearby residents.
"I had breakfast this morning too, and that doesn't mean we alleviated world hunger - and that's what that logic is like". Instead, the Trump administration dropped the report on the afternoon of Black Friday, a period when politicians infamously dump news that they don't want to garner attention.
The report anticipates that if significant steps aren't taken to reduce global warming, it could cut 10 percent off American gross domestic product by 10 percent by 2100.
President Trump has spent much of the first two years of his presidency at odds with environmentalists over numerous issues, but now that disagreement also includes the federal government.
Democratic leaders agree. "Of course, combating climate change is about more than dollars and cents".
However, the White House has countered the report, calling it inaccurate.
Climate change will diminish water supplies and agricultural output in Arizona and increase wildfires and health risks in the state, according to a wide-ranging new federal report. "But that starts with some discussion of the magnitude of the challenge, the global elements to it and how the US shouldn't just do this as a feel-good measure but some sort of innovative proposal". In mid-2017, the USA withdrew from the Paris climate change accord, the only country to have approved the historic accord then withdraw from it. Related: Could Oil Prices Fall To $40? Mike Lee (R-Utah) acknowledged that fossil fuel consumption can harm the planet but said he was waiting to hear climate policy proposals that did not harm the economy. In fact, Trump's 2016 presidential campaign pledge of reviving the country's coal industry is gaining momentum.
"All hope is not lost, but we must act now", said Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), the expected new chairwoman of the House Space, Science and Technology Committee, in a statement.
U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions have decreased a bit lately. I believe there's change, and I believe it goes up and it goes down, and it goes up again'.