The US President said he doesn't believe his government's own climate change findings after a damning report warned the US economy will suffer substantially with continued warming from greenhouse gas pollution.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckerbee said the report was "not data-driven", adding: "We'd like to see something that is more data-driven. But when you look at China and you look at parts of Asia and when you look at South American, and when you look at many other places in the world, including Russian Federation, including many other places, the air is incredibly dirty, and when you're talking about an atmosphere, oceans are very small".
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However, he rejected the central warning in the National Climate Assessment, which said there will be hundreds of billions of dollars in losses by the end of the century due to climate change "without substantial and sustained global mitigation". So I want clean air, I want clean water, very important, ' he said.
The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report has been published, and it's filled with the kind of fairly grim news you've probably come to expect by now. "Climate change is happening here and everywhere else in the world".
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It concludes that the evidence of human-caused climate change is overwhelming and continues to strengthen, that the impacts of climate change are intensifying cross the country, and that climate-related threats to Americans' physical, social, and economic well-being are rising. They argue behavioral and cultural changes must take place in order for worldwide leaders to be successful in reducing the world's greenhouse gas emissions. "Without substantial and sustained global mitigation and regional adaptation efforts, climate change is expected to harm the US ecosystem, economic condition, and impede the rate of economic growth over this century". It is affecting all of us no matter where we live. Natural ecosystems, agricultural systems, water resources and the benefits they provide to society are adapted to past climate conditions and their natural range of variability. He opined on forest management practices. Additionally, the more climate changes, the more serious and even more risky the impacts will become. Marginalized populations may also be affected disproportionately by actions to address the underlying causes and impacts of climate change, if they are not implemented under policies that consider existing inequalities.
The 2018 Emission Gap Report - released on Tuesday by the U.N. Environment - includes a segment that attacks people who do not accept climate change as a pressing issue.
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