August 8, 2017
The New York Times obtained a copy of an unreleased “sweeping federal climate change report” that some government scientists feared the White House would suppress.
“One government scientist who worked on the report” told TheNYT on condition of anonymity “he and others were concerned that it would be suppressed.” The so-called National Climate Assessment will be released once the Trump administration approves it.
Thirteen federal agencies assemble the National Climate Assessment every four years to report on global warming’s impact in the U.S. and to predict what could happen down the road. The Obama administration published the last climate assessment in 2014.
“The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years,” TheNYT reported Monday evening.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:30 am