White House Says Dire Climate Report Based on 'Extreme Scenario'
Nov 27, 2018, 01:03
Trump's comments on Friday were not all that surprising given the president's past rhetoric on climate change.
The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump.
Florida, a state that consistently elects politicians who refuse to acknowledge the life-threatening effects of climate change, will definitely be screwed by said climate change in the near future, according to a new federal report.
The White House claim that "the report is largely based on the most extreme scenario" is false, said Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University.
The report noted the last few years have smashed USA records for damaging weather, costing almost 400 billion dollars (£312 billion) since 2015.
"Because several GHGs, in particular carbon dioxide, reside in the atmosphere for decades or longer, many climate-influenced effects are projected to continue changing through 2050, even if GHG emissions were to stop immediately", said the report.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) serves as the administrative lead agency for the preparation of the report. Even if the best-case scenario were to happen and greenhouse gas emissions were to drop to nothing, the world is on track to warm 1.1 degrees Fahrenheit.
The report said it was "very likely that some physical and ecological impacts will be irreversible for thousands of years, while others will be permanent". The tragic Camp Fire in California serves as a stark illustration of how climate change is loading the dice for more extreme events that devastate people, homes and the economy.
While the report said quick action to reduce greenhouse gas pollution could dramatically affect the state of the planet by the end of the century, numerous impacts the USA will see in the next two decades appear irreversible.
He also gave a lukewarm reaction to publication of a major United Nations report warning in October of global warming-caused chaos, saying "I want to look who drew it, you know, which groups drew it, because I can give you reports that are fabulous and I can give you reports that aren't so good".
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President Trump tweeted out this week when NY expected it to be one of coldest Thanksgivings: "Whatever happened to Global Warming?". Critics say the timing of this release is not a coincidence. "Future risks from climate change depend primarily on decisions made today", it added.
Trump says, "I don't believe it".
And Donald Wuebbles, a co-author from University of IL climate scientist, said, "We're going to continue to see severe weather events get stronger and more intense". Since Trump dismissed the notion of global warming, the fate of multi-million-dollar government contracts and programmes has been up in the air, while the debate of whether or not man-made climate change is real continues.
The report was created to inform policy-makers and makes no specific recommendations on how to remedy the problem.
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Al-Jubeir said the kingdom is investigating and holding those responsible to account "to make sure this doesn't happen again". Erdogan has said Turkey also played the recordings to Saudi officials, something Shalaan declined to confirm or deny.
Whitaker, who was serving as chief of staff for Sessions, was not serving a post that required Senate confirmation. The president's position is that he could if he wants, but he doesn't want to because it would look bad .
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Federer grabbed a break in the third game against a nervous-looking Thiem and a second for 5-2 on his way to taking the first set. The 28-year-old leads their head-to-head 3-1 and thumped him 6-3 6-1 in Vienna just a couple of weeks ago.
Turkish authorities have been selectively leaking information to local media, including alleged recordings of the killing. Erdogan did not elaborate on how and when the Saudi official heard the recording of the killing of the Saudi citizen.
CNN sought an emergency hearing, saying in a Monday court filing that the administration was creating "retroactive due process". Acosta's credentials were revoked after Trump denounced him as a "rude, awful person" during a November 7 news conference.
Traders said recent weakness in equities has fanned concerns about global growth, which is also contributing to declines in oil. He's kept at it even as prices have plunged, tweeting on November 12 that he hoped Saudi Arabia and OPEC wouldn't cut output.
Victoria's premier, Daniel Andrews, praised the police and bystanders who rushed to help "complete strangers". Ashton said the three victims, all men, and the suspect were transported to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
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