Trump is not in agreement to amend policies for Climate Change

Trump is not in agreement to amend policies for Climate Change

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President Donald Trump stated that he had “very high level of intelligence,” and does not believe in scientific assumptions of climate change, in an interview with The Washington Post.

The government’s climate change report predicts that by 2100 the temperature of the country will increase dramatically if necessary steps are not taken in time to reduce the emissions by fossil fuels.

After thanksgiving, White House released a National Climate Assessment of 1,656-pages, compiled by 13 federal agencies and more than 300 researchers.The report mentioned that the country had already warmed by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit over the past century and will warm a further 3 degrees by 2100 unless the use of fossil fuel is cut down. Researchers also predicted that in worst scenario, warming could increase by 9 degrees or more by the end of the century.

According to a study by the United Nations, scientists revealed that the temperature has rapidly increased on the planet since the Industrial Revolution. If no action is taken, the planet will face huge destructive effects in future, including increase in natural disasters like earthquakes, floods and wildfires in forests. Coral reef is also demising due to excessive plastic waste thrown in the oceans every day.

Trump also said, “One of the problems that a lot of people like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence but we’re not necessarily such believers.”

He further added, “You look at our air and our water and it’s right now at a record clean. … As to whether or not it’s man-made and whether or not the effects that you’re talking about are there, I don’t see it — not nearly like it is.”

Trump’s disapproving statements on the recent study is against the vast research done by a number of scientists.

Katharine Hayhoe, co-author of the current assessment and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, took to twitter to defend her predictions.“I wrote the climate scenarios chapter myself, so I can confirm it considers ALL scenarios, from those where we go carbon negative before end of century to those where carbon emissions continue to rise,” she tweeted.

Lately, Trump has been very rigid to change climate management policies. He is blaming forests managers for not properly maintaining the policies and other Asian countries that dump thousands of tons of garbage on the beaches all the time.

 

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