White House approves report saying humans are causing global warming that starkly contradicts Trump

The Independent | 11/3/2017 | Lisa Friedman...
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A US government agency report has concluded the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever - starkly contradicting the official position of the Trump administration, which released it.

“It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century,” the document says.

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“For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence.”

Reports suggested there was concern among scientists that the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration might suffer from political interference from the White House. Instead, the scientists said there was none.

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The Associated Press said the 447-page report, one of two scientific assessments required every four years, is the most comprehensive summary of climate science since 2013.

During the election campaign and since assuming office, Mr Trump has rejected much climate change science as “a hoax”. Earlier this year, he withdrew the US from the Paris Accord, placing the country alone with Syria as the two nations that have refused to be part of it.

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“A lot of what we've been learning over the last four year suggests the possibility that things may have been more serious than we think,” said Robert Kopp of...
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