Trump Denies Climate Change Report Released By Own Administration

A long-awaited climate report that the Trump administration released on Black Friday reportedly in an attempt to bury the news, shows that climate change is already having a dramatic effect on life in the US, and that among the things it will damage is the American economy.

Increasing temperatures and more extreme weather patterns such as flooding and drought will have serious consequences on crop and livestock production, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment that was released the day after Thanksgiving.

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

Previous research, including from US government scientists, has also concluded that climate change could have severe economic consequences, including damage to infrastructure, water supplies and agriculture.

But on Monday, President Donald Trump brushed the report aside.

"The area burned by wildfire from 1984 to 2015 was twice what would have burned had climate change not occurred", the authors state.

The president's reaction has made it tougher for already-reluctant Republicans to embrace a dramatic response to global warming.

Donald Trump has dismissed a damning climate change study produced by his own government, simply telling reporters, "I don't believe it". In the December 2015 Quinnipiac poll, 83% of Democrats thought the United States should be doing more, compared to 62% of independents and 26% of Republicans.

In addition, the report outlined the toll that declining air quality and disease transmission will have that is set to 'increasingly threaten the health and well-being of the American people'.

What's more, climate scientists say the report demonstrates that their models have been accurate.

"What the US needs to do is participate in a long-term conversation about how you get to innovation, and it's going to need to be a conversation again that doesn't start with alarmism", Sasse said.

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

To put it more plainly, the seasons will change and there will still be cold days during global warming. Fewer Republicans (one third) said more should be done about climate change, and another third of Republicans thought that the United States is doing enough to address climate change.

During the 2016 presidential election, Trump called climate change a "hoax", although he has since said he does not believe that to be the case.

The president said he read some of the report "and it's fine" but not the part about the devastating economic impact. Right now we're at the cleanest we've ever been, it's very important to me.

Concern about climate change and global warming has gone up in the last few years - from 33% who said they worry a great deal about it in March 2013 to 43% who say the same now, according to Gallup. It should be noted that this disastrous climate change report heralding the apocalypse comes on the heels of a report in Nature that showed the global tree canopy increased 865,000 square miles in the past 30-plus years.