'I don't believe' own administration's climate report

Al Gore blasts Trump for 'burying' climate report by releasing it on Black Friday

Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters

Intensified wildfires are among the many problems that the United States now faces, according to the second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, released on Friday (November 23); hurricanes, heat waves, and disease outbreaks are other calamities that can already be felt in the country.

Last year, Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Deal to combat climate change, though the country can not do so until after the 2020 presidential election.

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.

But Trump diverted attention away from the responsibility and contribution of the U.S.to climate change to the emissions produced by other countries, telling reporters that America is "the cleanest we've ever been".

Severe weather and other impacts also increase the risk of disease transmission, decrease air quality, and can increase mental health problems, among other effects.

The report, which is 1,600 pages long, isn't good news for the future of our planet-or the US economy.

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive", Trump famously tweeted in 2012, for instance. We need some fast! Notably, the scientists behind the report wrote that the effects of climate change "are already being felt in communities across the country".

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

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This shortsighted understanding of climate change - that the mere existence a chilly day disproves global warming - was also addressed in the climate study.

'Over climate timescales of multiple decades, however, global temperatures continues to steadily increase'.

Environmental groups said the report reinforced their calls for the United States to take action on climate change.

To put it more plainly, the seasons will change and there will still be cold days during global warming.

Mr Trump said he had read "some" of the report and that it was "fine".

"People are going to die if we don't start addressing climate change ASAP".

"No, no, I don't believe it", he continued.

"What the USA 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. "That is why I have made climate change one of my top priorities for the Committee going in to the next Congress".

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