"Dire Climate Warning Lands With a Thud on Trump’s Desk"

"WASHINGTON — A day after the United Nations issued its most urgent call to arms yet for the world to confront the threat of climate change, President Trump boarded Air Force One for Florida — a state that lies directly in the path of this coming calamity — and said nothing about it.

It was the latest, most vivid example of Mr. Trump’s dissent from an effort that has galvanized much of the world. While the United Nations warned of mass wildfires, food shortages and dying coral reefs as soon as 2040, Mr. Trump discussed his successful Supreme Court battle rather than how rising seawaters are already flooding Miami on sunny days.

The president’s isolation is not just from the world: In California, New York, Massachusetts and other states, governments and companies are pushing ahead with regulations and technological innovations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

Mark Landler and Coral Davenport report for the New York Times October 8, 2018.


"Trump Admin Shrugs Off Warnings in U.N. Climate Report" (Greenwire)

"Donald Trump Casts Doubt On New UN Report That Sounds Climate Change Alarm" (HuffPo)

"Trump Suggests The Climate May Actually Be 'Fabulous' After Ominous UN Report On Looming Disaster" (Business Insider)

"Trump Quiet As The UN Warns Of Climate Change Catastrophe" (Guardian)

Source: NY Times, 10/10/2018