Report Says Climate Change's Costs Are Already Vast
A major report released last week concludes that climate change has already caused irreparable harm in the United States. It has cost human lives and huge sums of money through deadlier storms, heat waves, wildfires and the spread of disease.
The 1,000-page study, produced by 13 federal agencies, also states that more devastating warming is coming unless we rapidly reduce our fossil fuel use. Asked to respond to the report, President Trump replied, "I don't believe it."
Said Kassie Siegel, director of the Center's Climate Law Institute: "Trump's own scientists have pulled the fire alarm, but Trump is just laughing maniacally and pouring more gasoline on the fire. House Democrats must reject Trump's suicidal climate denial."
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