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

17:30  24 november  2018
17:30  24 november  2018 Source:   newsweek.com

Buried? Feds to release major climate report day after Thanksgiving

Buried? Feds to release major climate report day after Thanksgiving The federal government will release a major climate change report – Volume II of the National Climate Assessment – on Black Friday.

Environmental groups and activists accused the Trump administration of burying a report warning of catastrophic climate change by releasing it on Black Friday . Among those who criticised the administration was former Vice President Al Gore

Al Gore has accused Donald Trump of surrounding himself “with the absolute worst of climate deniers” and said Trump has aligned with Scott Pruitt Environmental groups and activists accused the Trump administration of burying a report warning of catastrophic climate change by releasing it

Al Gore and Environmental Groups Accuse Trump of 'Burying' Climate Report With Black Friday Release© Khaled Sayed/NurPhoto via Getty Images Former Vice President Al Gore, chairman of Generation Investment Management, speaks at a climate summit on September 27, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. Environmental groups and activists accused the Trump administration of burying a report warning of catastrophic climate change by releasing it on Black Friday.

Among those who criticized the administration was former Vice President Al Gore, whose 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, warned of the effects of climate change.

"Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west, hurricanes batter our coasts — and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical U.S. assessment of the climate crisis," Gore said in a statement Friday. "The President may try to hide the truth, but his own scientists and experts have made it as stark and clear as possible."

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Releasing the report on Black Friday "is a transparent attempt by the Trump administration to bury this report and continue the campaign of not only Story continues below. Al Gore has accused President Trump of trying to “hide the truth” by burying an alarming climate report released by his

Former Vice President Al Gore accused the Trump administration of trying to “ bury ’ a damning government report that linked Gore , who since his time as vice president has become an outspoken advocate for the need to counteract the effects The day, known as Black Friday , has become the

The federal government report was released without fanfare Friday, when many Americans headed to the stores for the Black Friday sales.

Compiled as a result of collaboration by more than 300 federal government and independent scientists, the report warns that unchecked climate change will impact human health, safety, and cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars.

The report was reviewed by 13 federal agencies.

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

Released last November, the first part of the report concluded that it was "extremely likely" that climate change was caused by humans.

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Al Gore says Trump administration seeks to " bury " climate report by releasing it on Black Friday . By Steve Frank. NEW YORK -- Environmental groups and activists blasted the White House this week, saying it was trying to " bury " a long-awaited government report on climate change by releasing it on

Former Vice President Al Gore blasted the Trump administration on Friday for choosing to release a major climate change report on the day after Thanksgiving. "Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west, hurricanes batter our coasts — and the Trump administration chooses the Friday

Its findings stand at odds with President Donald Trump’s publicly expressed doubts about climate change, and the administration’s pro-fossil fuels policies.

In the midst of a spell of cold weather Wednesday, Trump tweeted, "Whatever happened to Global Warming?"

Gore was not the only critic questioning the timing of the release.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders accused the Trump administration of seeking to "bury a new report about the devastating consequences of climate change."

"Why?" Sanders said in the tweet. "Because Trump's actions are actively making it worse."

Collin O'Mara, president of the National Wildlife Federation, wrote on Twitter: "This is the National Climate Assessment that the White House does not want you to read (by releasing on Black Friday)."

"We must act now to protect communities, economy, water, public health, ecosystems, agriculture, infrastructure, etc."

Study co-author Andrew Light, an international policy expert at the World Resources Institute, told The Associated Press that releasing the report on Black Friday "is a transparent attempt by the Trump Administration to bury this report and continue the campaign of not only denying but suppressing the best of climate science."

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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