"US Scientists Contradict Trump’s Climate Claims"

"WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods.

It is the latest example of collisions between Trump’s environmental policies and the facts presented by his government’s experts.

Contradicting Trump’s claims that climate change is a “hoax,” the draft report representing the consensus of 13 federal agencies concludes that the evidence global warming is being driven by human activities is “unambiguous.” That directly undercuts statements by Trump and his Cabinet casting doubt on whether the warming observed around the globe is being primarily driven by man-made carbon pollution."

Michael Biesecker and Seth Borenstein report for the Associated Press August 9, 2017.


"9 Takeaways From the National Climate Report" (New York Times)

"Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report" (New York Times)

"Science Report: Who Gets Hotter, Wetter With Climate Change" (AP)

"Obama Left Trump A Major Climate-Change Report — And Independent Scientists Just Said It’S Accurate" (Washington Post)

"Read the Draft of the Climate Change Report" (New York Times)

"White House: Climate Study Quietly Underway Warns Of Severe U.S. Impacts" (ClimateWire)

Source: AP, 08/09/2017