White House Tries to Bury Climate Report with Devastating Conclusions

HeadlineNov 26, 2018

The White House quietly released a major new climate change report Friday that seems to directly contradict its own environmental policies. The congressionally mandated study by 300 scientists across 13 federal agencies warns that human-driven climate change threatens to shrink the U.S. economy by as much as 10 percent by the end of the century. It details how the consequences of climate change are hitting on several fronts: increasing wildfires, crumbling infrastructure, worsening air quality, failing crops and more frequent disease outbreaks. The more than 1,600-page National Climate Assessment was made public by the White House on Black Friday, causing many to question the timing of its release. Later in the broadcast, we’ll speak with the report’s lead author, Kristie Ebi, along with environmental leader Bill McKibben of 350.org.

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