President Trump's administration produced a study from 13 federal agencies and more than 300 climate scientists saying that climate change will be catastrophic to the US economy.
Gore, who since his time as vice president has become an outspoken advocate for the need to counteract the effects of global warming, said in a statement that the White House was trying to "bury this critical US assessment of the climate crisis" by releasing it the day after Thanksgiving.
The report also comes amid a presidential administration that has been the most pro oil and gas industry on record and one whose policies, particularly rolling back Obama-era environmental policies, have set environmentalists on edge. She added that the government's next update of the National Climate Assessment "gives us the opportunity to provide for a more transparent and data-driven process that includes fuller information on the range of potential scenarios and outcomes". Nonetheless, DeLay accused the government of confirmation bias while arguing that human impact on climate shifts is "not widely accepted" science.
The report came out on Black Friday, a holiday for most Americans and one of the busiest shopping days of the year, leading critics to charge Trump with trying to bury the findings. "It's flawed, it's ridiculous, and frankly, embarrassing".
"I've seen it, I've read some of it, and it's fine", the Republican president told reporters at the White House.
The president was responding to a stunning report released by his administration Friday that said climate change will cost the US economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, damaging everything from human health to infrastructure and agricultural production. It's now CLIMATE CHANGE'.
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, said the Senate Agriculture Committee, which he chairs, would likely hold a hearing on the report's findings in the near future.
The last few years have seen a record amount of damaging weather, which has costed the country almost $400 billion since 2015, according to the report.
NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey Settling In InSight's first few days on the Red Planet won't be as eventful as the probe's nerve-wracking descent and landing . The stationary 360-kilogram lander will use its 6 feet robotic arm to place a mechanical mole and seismometer on the ground.
Last year, Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Deal to combat climate change, though the country can not do so until after the 2020 presidential election. "We are seeing the things we said would be happening, happen now in real life", said report co-author Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University.
Like countless reports before it, including the UN's special report from October, the study also concludes, based on extensive evidence, that human activities are the dominant cause of global warming.
Crop yields from the U.S. Midwest, known as the "breadbasket of the world", could fall to 1980 levels by 2050, the report estimates, and that the southeastern U.S. could develop its own fire season.
The report goes on to detail the economic impact of climate change (hundreds of billions lost, with farms being hardest hit) and the physical toll it could take on our collective health, as factors like air quality, disease transmission by insects, food and water will 'increasingly threaten the health and well-being of the American people'. Cooking the next report will not change the facts.
Climate change will diminish water supplies and agricultural output in Arizona and increase wildfires and health risks in the state, according to a wide-ranging new federal report.
He said the U.S. would not take measures to cut emissions unless the same was done in other countries.
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A view of the Confederate women's' memorial on the grounds of the Mississippi State Capitol April 5, in Jackson, Mississippi. MS has a history of racially motivated lynchings and violence against people who sought voting rights for black citizens.
Pelosi will meet with Democrats in the Problem Solvers Caucus on Tuesday, according to a senior Democratic aide. Incoming freshmen were Joe Cunningham of South Carolina, Max Rose from NY and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey.
A report published today by Reuters says that the Supreme Court is now finished hearing arguments from both sides. The plaintiffs are backed by the attorneys general of 30 states including California, Texas, Florida and NY .
Things are much worse in the United States, where the automaker has announced plans to stop production at four plants from 2019. The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of whom will take buyouts and others who will be laid off.
The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on 17 individuals that Saudi Arabia said were connected in Khashoggi's death. Trump has resisted calls to punish Saudi Arabia, pointing to the kingdom's purchase of weapons from USA arms manufacturers.
Closing the factories, eliminating workers and discontinuing certain vehicles is expected to save approximately $6 billion. Brown also said it is clear that GM doesn't respect the workers at Lordstown and is demanding answers from the company.
Earlier this year, Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also called on Muslim nations to unite against the U.S. Iran supports groups like Hezbollah and Hamas that have pledged to fight Israel's occupation of Palestine.
He warned that the media should not be diverted from the Azov Sea episode by following any Kremlin narrative about the proposed . The strait is crossed by the recently completed Kerch Bridge, connecting Crimea to Russian Federation .
Axios reporters in the episode also interviewed Christian evangelist Franklin Graham and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. People die on Everest all the time, Musk noted, adding that people still make the trek because they enjoy the challenge.
He also foreshadowed coming, fraught, negotiations by demanding access to British fishing grounds after Brexit . Britain's 300-year-old naval base in Gibraltar on Spain's southern coast, had also threatened to derail plans.
Ukraine Imposes Martial Law to Combat Russian 'Aggression'
The West has condemned Moscow's increasing control over maritime traffic and harassment of commercial vessels in the area. Martial law in the country is set to include a partial mobilization and strengthening of the country's air defense.
Eiji Aonuma Seemingly Teases Skyward Sword for Switch
We may find out soon as recent rumors suggest a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword may soon be coming to the Switch. Though it was praised by critics, its reliance on motion controls was definitely the source of some discord among Zelda fans.
Chinese scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies
If it causes unwanted side effects or harm, "I would feel the same pain as they do and it's going to be my own responsibility". Instead, the appeal was to offer couples affected by HIV a chance to have a child that might be protected from a similar fate.
Subdued migrants at Tijuana border camp mull options
He said the US Border Patrol's use of force policy allows agents to use tear gas, but added the incident would be reviewed. He said the aim of Sunday's march was to make the migrants' suffering more visible to USA and Mexican officials .
‘We Will Close the Border Permanently if Need Be’
He said on Twitter yesterday: "To those in the caravan, turnaround we are not letting people into the United States illegally ". The breakoff group from the migrant caravan were met and stopped by Mexican police; Jonathan Hunt reports from Los Angeles.
Cavs have reached out to Sixers about Markelle Fultz
The possibility of Fultz moving on is understandable considering how confusing things have been with the Sixers. Fultz, 20, is averaging 8 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds a game for Philadelphia so far this season.
Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations
The tree hails from a farm in Avery County, North Carolina, and was hand-selected by the National Christmas Tree Association. Louis, and Chicago and are meant to highlight "diversity and ingenuity of American architecture and design".
General Motors To Lay Off Nearly 15,000 Workers, Close Plants
The US automaker has other operations in Canada, including a plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, where it assembles Chevrolet Equinox. GM's Oshawa plant assembles the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS and finishes Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks.
Target's Cyber Monday Deals Do Not Disappoint
Target was offering 30 per cent off on select toys, while Kohl's discounted Lego sets between 30 per cent and 40 per cent. The long shopping weekend isn't over just yet, as Amazon's Cyber Monday 2018 deals have gone live in Canada.