The United States government, which Donald Trump is executive of, issued a climate change report that warned climate change will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars annually and damage health.
The reported stated, “With continued growth in emissions at historic rates, annual losses in some economic sectors are projected to reach hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century – more than the current gross domestic product (GDP) of many US states.”
“Without substantial and sustained global mitigation and regional adaptation efforts, climate change is expected to cause growing losses to American infrastructure and property and impede the rate of economic growth over this century.”
The report notes that the effects of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country, including more frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events.
But it says that projections of future catastrophe could change if society works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and “to adapt to the changes that will occur”.
Trump’s reaction? He doesn’t believe it. In the past, he’s claimed that climate change is a hoax created by China. He has withdrawn the U.S. from the Paris Climate Change Agreement which commits another 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures “well below” 2C above pre-industrial levels. He claims that climate change scientist have a “political agenda.”
However, he does believe there’s a war on Christmas. Sure. There’s no political agenda to believing that.
Watch me draw.