6 Trump Administration Climate Claims Exposed As Total Nonsense By Federal Report
There’s actually no “tremendous disagreement” among federal climate scientists that humans are to blame for accelerated global warming.
There’s little doubt: The climate is changing, human activity is accelerating the process, and the U.S. is already feeling its effects, according to an expansive climate report that dozens of government scientists drafted.
The nonprofit Internet Archive first uploaded the 543-page report, which is awaiting the Trump administration’s approval, in January. But the third-order draft of the Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report only garnered mainstream attention after The New York Times published it inside an article Monday.
The National Academy of Sciences has already endorsed the draft report, but many scientists ― including some of the paper’s authors ― have expressed concern that Trump officials might rewrite or suppress the findings.
Trump once famously called climate change a Chinese “hoax,” and he’s filled his administration with several other skeptics, including Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Despite this report (and piles of evidence from previously published studies), Trump administration officials have continued to push a narrative that claims scientists are unsure whether human activity has significantly increased the rate of global warming in recent years.