As California's catastrophic wildfires recede and Americans on the east coast rebuild after two hurricanes, a new federal report warns these types of extreme weather disasters are worsening in the United States.
Unchecked climate change will cost the United States hundreds of billions of dollars and damage human health and quality of life, a USA government report warns.
He continued: "It's really, frankly, quite shameful for a president who just came out to California and visited the devastation in Paradise, California, in Malibu, where towns have literally been just wiped off the map as a result of the extreme weather we're seeing from climate change".
The report says warming-charged extremes "have already become more frequent, intense, widespread or of long duration".
The federal government on Friday quietly released a major report warning man-made climate change is real and already having a devastating impact on the U.S. - just days after President Trump mocked the idea of global warming.
The federal report says the last few years have smashed records for damaging weather in the US, costing almost $400 billion since 2015.
The congressionally mandated report, written with the help of more than a dozen United States government agencies and departments, outlined the projected impact of global warming on every corner of American society in a dire warning that is at odds with the Trump administration's pro-fossil-fuels agenda.
"As a climate scientist it is nearly surreal", she said.
Some $1 trillion in coastal real estate is threatened by rising sea levels, storm surges and high-tide flooding exacerbated by climate change, according to the report.Читайте также: Williams settles fatal Florida car crash suit
Climate change is expected to hurt the American economy by causing more damage to natural resources and infrastructure, including access to roads, the viability of bridges and the safety of pipelines. He also pulled the US out of the Paris climate accord.
The assessment's dire conclusions are at odds with President Trump's efforts to dismiss the threat of climate change and his administration's push to slash environmental regulations and allow more planet-warming pollution.
The assessment leaves no doubt that humans are to blame for the changing climate, and that extent of the harm we will experience depends on decisions we make today.
The studies clash with policy under Mr Trump, who has been rolling back Obama-era environmental and climate protections to maximise production of domestic fossil fuels, including crude oil, already the highest in the world, above Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation.
"Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?" he posted Wednesday on Twitter.
In a statement, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said "to address future risks, the administration supports a strong economy and access to affordable, reliable energy, which are integral to advancing technology and innovation and the development of resilient, modern infrastructure". "It's happening right now in every part of the country", Brenda Ekwurzel, the director of climate science at the Union of Concerned Scientists and one of the report's authors, said.
Environmental groups said the report underlined their demands for action.
But federal officials faced criticism over its timing, with environmentalists, Democratic lawmakers and scientists among those accusing the Trump administration trying to bury the report by releasing it early, on a slow news day the Friday after Thanksgiving.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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