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OffbeatU.S. report to detail costs of climate change as Trump downplays threat

16:41  23 november  2018
16:41  23 november  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Ocasio-Cortez on climate change report: People will die if we don't act now

Ocasio-Cortez on climate change report: People will die if we don't act now Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called on the U.S. to act "urgent[ly]" after a report from the federal government found that climate change is expected to have an enormous impact on the country in the near future. In a Twitter post, the New York Democrat reissued her call for a special House caucus on climate change, a demand that some progressive activists have called for in the wake of Democrats' takeover of the House. "People are going to die if we don't start addressing climate change ASAP," wrote Ocasio-Cortez on Friday following the report's release. "It's not enough to think it's 'important.' We must make it urgent.

This year' s report is expected to detail costs of climate change and provide scientific assessments of the risks and the extent to which people can adapt to it. The report is expected clash with policy under President Donald Trump , who has been rolling back environmental and climate protections to

This year' s report is expected to detail costs of climate change and provide scientific assessments of the risks and the extent to which people can adapt to it. Trump last year announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Deal agreed by nearly 200 nations to combat climate

Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday will issue a new report detailing the threat climate change poses to the economy, in what is expected to be a dire warning at odds with the Trump administration’s pro-fossil fuels agenda.

The congressionally mandated report, written with the help of more than a dozen U.S. government agencies and departments, will supplement a study issued last year that concluded humans are the main driver of global warming, and warned of potentially catastrophic effects to the planet.

Al Gore and Environmental Groups Accuse Trump of 'Burying' Climate Report With Black Friday Release

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This year’ s report is expected to detail costs of climate change and provide scientific assessments of the risks and the extent to which people can adapt to it. The report is expected clash with policy under President Donald Trump , who has been rolling back environmental and climate protections to

The Trump administration tried to downplay the report Friday, with This year' s report is expected to detail costs of climate change and provide scientific A new federal report on climate change stresses the grave threat posed by global warming, challenging Trump ' s unwillingness to address it.

"It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century," according to that report. "There is no convincing alternative explanation ...”

This year's report is expected to detail costs of climate change and provide scientific assessments of the risks and the extent to which people can adapt to it.

The report is expected clash with policy under President Donald Trump, who has been rolling back environmental and climate protections to maximize production of domestic fossil fuels, including crude oil, already the highest in the world above Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Trump last year announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Deal agreed by nearly 200 nations to combat climate change, arguing the accord would hurt the U.S. economy and provide little tangible environmental benefit. Under the Paris pact's rules, however, Trump can not officially withdraw from the agreement until after the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The U.S. government still sends delegations to U.N. climate negotiations.

Trump dismisses findings of U.S. government report on climate change

Trump dismisses findings of U.S. government report on climate change U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had read parts of a U.S. 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. "I've seen it, I've read some of it, and it's fine," he told reporters at the White House. Asked about severe economic impacts, he said, "I don't believe it." Last year, Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Deal to combat climate change.

(Reuters) - Climate change will cost the U . S . economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, damaging everything from human health to The report , written with the help of more than a dozen U . S . government agencies and departments, outlined the projected impact of global warming in

(Reuters) - Climate change will cost the U . S . economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of Environmental groups said the report reinforced their calls for the United States to take action on "While President Trump continues to ignore the threat of climate change , his own administration is

Trump and several members of his cabinet have also repeatedly cast doubt on the science of climate change, saying the causes are not yet settled.

That is despite the fact an overwhelming majority of climate scientists around the globe agree that the burning of fossil fuels drives global warming, and is leading to rising seas, flooding, droughts, and more frequent powerful storms.

Previous research, including from U.S. government scientists, has concluded that climate change could have severe economic consequences, including damage to infrastructure, water supplies and agriculture.

Severe weather and other impacts also increase the risk of disease transmission, decrease air quality, and can increase mental health problems, among other effects, according to U.S. and international studies.

Thirteen government departments and agencies, from the Agriculture Department to NASA, were part of the committee that compiled the new report.

(Writing by Richard Valdmanis; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

Leaders gather for key UN climate talks in Poland.
Leaders from around the world are arriving for the ceremonial opening of the climate conference in southern Poland that will discuss ways of curbing climate change. The two-week conference in Katowice is expected to work out how governments can report on their efforts to reduce green gas emission and keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), as agreed in 2015 in Paris. Host Poland will propose a declaration Monday for a "just transition" away from coal mining, the supplier of its main source of energy, to take into consideration the situation of people employed in the sector.

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