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Scientific Report Just Proved Trump Administration Wrong On Every Single Climate Change Lie They’ve Made

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Members of the Trump administration have questioned the idea that human behaviors have contributed to climate change. Yet, on Thursday, it released the National Climate Assessment, and it provides a view in sharp contrast to the Trump administration.

Stronger evidence has emerged for continuing, rapid, human-caused warming of the global atmosphere and ocean. This report concludes that “it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.”

The last few years have also seen record-breaking, climate-related weather extremes, the three warmest years on record for the globe, and continued decline in Arctic sea ice. These trends are expected to continue in the future over climate (multidecadal) timescales. Significant advances have also been made in our understanding of extreme weather events and how they relate to increasing global temperatures and associated climate changes. Since 1980, the cost of extreme events for the United States has exceeded $1.1 trillion; therefore, a better understanding of the frequency and severity of these events in the context of a changing climate is warranted.”

Think of the irony here, if we focused on moving away from fossil fuels we could implement sustainable resources that would save a ton of money. In addition, we would be preserving natural resources for future generations.”

However, the Trump administration doesn’t want that. Take Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. This numb nut doesn’t believe there’s a correlation between human behavior and climate change. He also removed scientific conclusions that were similar to the National Climate Assessment from the EPA website.

Additionally, the Trump administration is ready to roll back regulations that limit the amount of greenhouse-gas emissions companies pollute the earth with and he wants to promote fossil-fuel production.

With these things in mind, here’s what we can expect to happen if we don’t switch courses of action now, according to the report:

  • Global average sea levels are expected to continue to rise—by at least several inches in the next 15 years and by 1–4 feet by 2100. A rise of as much as 8 feet by 2100 cannot be ruled out. Sea level rise will be higher than the global average on the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States.
  • Changes in the characteristics of extreme events are particularly important for human safety, infrastructure, agriculture, water quality and quantity, and natural ecosystems. Heavy rainfall is increasing in intensity and frequency across the United States and globally and is expected to continue to increase. The largest observed changes in the United States have occurred in the Northeast.

The report also offers a solution:

  • The magnitude of climate change beyond the next few decades will depend primarily on the amount of greenhouse gases (especially carbon dioxide) emitted globally. Without major reductions in emissions, the increase in annual average global temperature relative to pre-industrial times could reach 9°F (5°C) or more by the end of this century. With significant reductions in emissions, the increase in annual average global temperature could be limited to 3.6°F (2°C) or less.

The Trump administration only cares what Big Business thinks. It’s a fool’s grab for cash while sacrificing the earth’s future.


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