Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 28, 2018

Trump Administration Tries to Bury Climate Change Assessment

Defenders of Wildlife News Release

The Trump administration released today the Fourth National Climate Assessment, measuring the impact of climate change on the U.S. and its territories. The federal government is required to periodically assess the impacts that climate change is already having on the United States, as well as those that we are likely to face in the future. This report, the National Climate Assessment, is a tremendously important compendium of the very real threats to human health, various economic sectors, and ecosystems and wildlife.

The following statement is from Aimee Delach, senior policy analyst for climate adaptation:

“The Trump administration’s decision to release this congressionally mandated report the day after Thanksgiving demonstrates their approach to climate change: try to bury it on a slow news day and hope that no one notices how little this administration cares about global warming. This is truly a Black Friday, but for all the wrong reasons.“

Climate change is one of the biggest threats to humankind. Given President Trump’s abject refusal to acknowledge and confront this critical threat to wildlife and society, we hope that starting Monday, the National Climate Assessment gets the widespread attention it deserves.”

 


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