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Climate Change May Chastise US economy, US government report says

27 November 2018

In October, Trump said during a visit to inspect hurricane damage in the southern state of Georgia that climate change "is going to go back and forth", rather than be permanent.

Kristian Rouz - A new report from the United States government claims that global warming could cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the year 2100. "And in some areas, such as parts of Alaska and Louisiana, coastal flooding will likely force people to relocate".

The latest National Climate Assessment concludes that without "substantial and sustained global mitigation, ' climate change will cause "growing losses to American infrastructure and property" and impede the 'rate of economic growth"; Ellison Barber reports.

The tragic Camp Fire in California serves as a stark illustration of how climate change is loading the dice for more extreme events that devastate people, homes and the economy.

"So, to say that because it's cold this week [that's] a refutation of climate change, it's just flawed".

USGCRP also released the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report, an authoritative decadal assessment of carbon cycle science across North America developed by over 200 experts from the United States, Canadian and Mexican governments, national laboratories, universities, private sector, and research institutions.

According to the report, the US Southeast alone will probably lose over a half a billion labor hours by 2100 due to extreme heat.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders accused the Trump administration of seeking to seeking to "bury a new report about the devastating consequences of climate change".

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"This report underscores what we are already seeing first-hand: climate change is real, it's happening here, and it's happening now", Abigail Dillen of Earthjustice said.

Human health and safety, our quality of life, and the rate of economic growth in communities across the US are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. "That means we have to focus on us", he said.

The report released this past Friday was compiled by 13 government departments and agencies, including the Department of Agriculture and NASA.

Trump this week reignited the debate by tweeting: 'Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?'

"Low-income communities and some communities of color are often already overburdened with poor environmental conditions and are disproportionately affected by, and less resilient to, the health impacts of climate change", the report stated.

Former vice-president and Democratic presidential candidate Gore accused Trump of seeking to "hide the truth" by releasing the report on Black Friday. "Over climate timescales of multiple decades, however, global temperature continues to steadily increase".

Energy systems will be taxed, meaning more blackouts and power failures, and the potential loss in some sectors could reach hundreds of billions of dollars per year by the end of the century, the report said. The first part, released past year, says the only convincing explanation for climate change is human activity.

"But asked about the study's conclusion that climate change would devastate the United States and world economy if left unchecked, he declared: "I don't believe it."'I don't believe it" as he left the White House for campaign stops in Mississippi.

Climate Change May Chastise US economy, US government report says