White House Lashed For 'Burying' Bombshell Climate Report With Holiday Release


White House Lashed For 'Burying' Bombshell Climate Report With Holiday Release

It's a lot like an event the United States arranged during last year's climate conference in Bonn, Germany that Michael Bloomberg (the former NY mayor and now UN Special Envoy for Climate Action) described as "promoting tobacco at a cancer summit".

Environmental groups and activists accused the Trump administration of burying a report warning of catastrophic climate change by releasing it on Black Friday.

While Gore has become one of the most prominent advocates for reducing carbon emissions and fighting to reduce the effect of climate change, the former vice president has not been immune from claims that his work is not as altruistic as it appears.

No doubt, dropping the second volume of the fourth National Climate Assessment-a almost 2,000 page report that includes contributions from 13 federal agencies-on Black Friday takes the "Friday news dump" cliché to new heights.

Trump, as well as several members of his Cabinet, have also cast doubt on the science of climate change, saying the causes of global warming are not yet settled.

This includes worsening air pollution causing heart and lung problems, more diseases from insects, the potential for a jump in deaths during heat waves, and nastier allergies, according to the report.

Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University and co-author on the new report, suggested the media's strong interest in its contents might have been partly due to its focus on the tangible impacts of climate change, including projections that American infrastructure and property could suffer major losses as the planet warms, and that industries from agriculture to tourism could take a severe economic hit.

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The new federal report lays out grim scenarios for each part of the country, including how changes in the amounts and timing of snow and rainfall is leading water stress.

He had tweeted about record cold temperatures over Thanksgiving, adding, 'Whatever happened to Global Warming?' "And in some areas, such as parts of Alaska and Louisiana, coastal flooding will likely force people to relocate".

Gore said he hoped the report would push Trump to take action to tackle climate change. "Over climate timescales of multiple decades, however, global temperature continues to steadily increase". By the end of the century, the US will be 3 to 12 degrees (1.6 to 6.6 degrees Celsius) hotter depending on how much greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, the report warns.

The climate report was highlighted prominently on the home page of both the New York Times and the Washington Post from its release Friday until at least Saturday morning.

Before releasing the data, which Inquisitr reported the Trump administration tried to bury, Trump sent out a tweet about the weather on Wednesday.

Former Vice President Al Gore released a statement accusing President Donald Trump of attempting to "hide the truth" with the timing of the release.

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