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

22:30  26 november  2018
22:30  26 november  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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

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

The report also said projections of damage could change if greenhouse gas emissions were curbed, although many of the impacts of climate change , like powerful storms, droughts and flooding, have already begun. ( Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Makini Brice Editing by James Dalgleish and

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 He has also rolled back Obama-era environmental and climate protections to boost production of domestic fossil fuels.

Trump dismisses findings of U.S. government report on climate change © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House for travel to Mississippi in Washington, U.S. November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - 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. He has also rolled back Obama-era environmental and climate protections to boost production of domestic fossil fuels.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Makini Brice Editing by James Dalgleish)

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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