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Report at odds with Trump… 7 November 2017

US government report on climate change at odds with White House position (via Acclimatise)

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By John Queally

With the release of its National Climate Assessment on Friday, the U.S. government has released a report—which states the current period is “now the warmest in the history of modern civilization”—that critics say directly and irrefutably undermines the climate denialism and inaction of President Donald Trump and his administration.

Mandated by law and released every four years, the Fourth National Climate Assessment (or NCA4)—which states that recent years have seen “record–breaking, climate–related weather extremes, and the last three years have been the warmest years on record for the globe”— concludes (with emphasis in the original) that “based on extensive evidence, that it is extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid–20th century. For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence.”

Despite that being the declared consensus from the global scientific community for years, the Trump administration has done nearly everything in its power to cast doubt by embracing the denialism pushed by the fossil fuel industry. Instead of offering solutions to the crisis, the administration has been hard at work doing the bidding of the oil and gas industries while rolling back efforts—both domestically and internationally—meant to combat the threat of human–caused global warming.

As Friends of the Earth declared in a tweet, the assessment “sharply contradicts” the Trump administrations own policies by “affirming humans are climate change driver.”

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