'Crime Against Humanity' and 'International Embarrassment': Trump Refuses to 'Believe' Climate Report

'Crime Against Humanity' and 'International Embarrassment': Trump Refuses to 'Believe' Climate Report

'Crime Against Humanity' and 'International Embarrassment': Trump Refuses to 'Believe' Climate Report

US President Donald Trump says he read parts of a US government report projecting that climate change will cost the country's economy billions of dollars by the end of the century, but he does not believe the economic impacts will be devastating.

Trump says, "I don't believe it".

The report, which is mandated by law every few years, is based on more than 1,000 previous research studies.

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". Already, there's the impact of increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events.

The last few years have seen a record amount of damaging weather, which has costed the country almost $400 billion since 2015, according to the report.

'I'm not a believer in man-made global warming.

This is something that the Trump administration would no doubt want to bury-the Republicans are consistently in favor of affording protection to corporations over human lives, and Trump himself believes climate change is a hoax, "created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive".

Appearing on Sunday news talk shows, GOP lawmakers were willing to acknowledge climate change as an issue, but not one that deserves immediate and dramatic action, as the report calls for.

"They grow things that we eat globally, so when we buy popcorn and when we go to buy bread or dairy, those are impacts on our bottom-line issues in our own homes". "One day's weather, even the week's weather, doesn't say anything about climate, because climate is really the statistical properties of long-term weather".

President Donald Trump said on Monday he doesn't believe a climate report out of his administration that warns of dire economic costs in the wake of climate change.

The US climate assessment outlines the potential impacts of climate change across every sector of American society.

"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. Donald Wuebbles, a co-author of the report, and a University of IL climate scientist, said, "We're going to continue to see severe weather events get stronger and more intense". Experts widely agree that man-made climate change and hotter temperatures have severely exacerbated California's years-long drought, leaving a whopping 129 million dead trees and dry brush that serve as kindling for each new spark.

An earlier portion of the climate change report was released in November 2017 and found "no convincing alternative explanation" for the changing climate other than "human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases".

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

The Associated Press and VOA News reported this story.

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