“This disaster is going to be as bad—as very, very bad—as we make it.”
From Elizabeth Kolbert at the New Yorker:
What Is Donald Trump’s Response to the U.N.’s Dire Climate Report?
The U.N.’s scientific advisory board sounds a piercing alarm on climate change, but the President doesn’t seem to hear it.
More New Yorker coverage of the IPCC report:
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“WASHINGTON — Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization.”
“Despite the scientific consensus presented in the report, the Environmental Protection Agency has scrubbed references to climate change from its website and barred its scientists from presenting scientific reports on the subject.”
“The E.P.A. administrator, Scott Pruitt, has said carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to warming. Rick Perry, the energy secretary, asserted Wednesday that “the science is out” on whether humans cause climate change.”
Link to the New York Times article (11/3/17).
Link to the government report itself, the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I.