Trump admin's National Climate Report disproves Trump admin's climate policy

US President Donald Trump had in 2017 said he would withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate deal to combat climate change

Federal climate report warns of more weather 'weirding'

"Over shorter timescales and smaller geographic regions, the influence of natural variability can be larger than the influence of human activity", the report says.

Asked outside the White House about the findings that unchecked climate change would wreak havoc on the USA economy, he said: "I don't believe it".

We need to take the reports seriously.

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. "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".

But the Trump administration is trying to increase fossil fuel use, so it's working towards exactly that high emissions scenario future.

Trump has called climate change a "hoax". Damaging weather alone, it says, has cost the US almost $400 billion since 2015, and those costs are only expected to increase.

The White House said the next update of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) would provide a more accurate picture of the climate challenges facing the planet.

The Trump administration is downplaying the significance of a report issued Friday that included dire predictions about the impact of climate change in the U.S. The White House said the study was largely based on "the most extreme scenario" and doesn't account for new technology and other innovations that could diminish carbon emissions and the effects of climate change.

"This report underscores what we are already seeing first-hand: climate change is real, it's happening here, and it's happening now", Abigail Dillen of Earthjustice said.

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In June 2017, Trump announced the USA was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, an worldwide agreement working towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The 1,700-page report, produced by scientists from 13 federal agencies, warns that tens of thousands of people will die each year, and livelihoods, agriculture, the economy and the environment will be destroyed as unchecked climate change wreaks havoc. We ask that any comments by climate-change denialists be flagged for moderation. But the Trump administration has signaled that the country will pull out of worldwide initiatives like the Paris climate accord, aimed at lowering global temperatures, claiming that these treaties have been unfair for the U.S. economy.

"In Houston, communities of color have endured back to back major weather events without the acknowledgment from Washington that climate change is the cause".

The report also reiterated the officials" concerns regarding the "greenhouse effect", the gradual warming of the Earth's atmosphere associated with the anthropogenic generation of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other so-called "greenhouse gasses'.

Additionally, Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate change agreements, refuting the environmentalist narrative that climate change is anthropogenic (caused by human activity) as a "hoax".

Trump tweeted this week about the cold weather hitting the East including: "Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?".

CBS News reported that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was orginally expected to release the report on December, and announced ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday it was bringing forward the release date to Friday.

"This demonstrates once again that Donald Trump is not an individual to be taken seriously on any topic, let alone matters as serious as climate change", Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Pennsylvania State University, told HuffPost in an email.

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