The United States government has released a bleak climate change study. When asked about it, President Donald Trump told reporters, “I don’t believe it.”
The report that Trump is denying was actually commissioned by Congress. It was produced by more than 300 notable climate scientists as well as 13 federal agencies and departments.
Findings show that climate change is a continuous factor in weather extremes, that it will impact global health, cost the U.S. billions each year and is mainly propagated by human activity.
Yet after saying that, “I’ve read some of it,” Trump posed that the problems listed have more to do with the pollution from other countries.
“You’re going to have to have China and Japan and all of Asia and all these other countries, you know, it [the report] addresses our country,” he said, the BBC reports.
“Right now we’re at the cleanest we’ve ever been and that’s very important to me. But if we’re clean, but every other place on Earth is dirty, that’s not so good.”
“So I want clean air, I want clean water, very important.”
While the president may say he wants clean air and water, he shows no inclination of putting policies in place that would protect the environment. Instead consistently backing the fossil fuel industry.
Yet the damning report states that the how the U.S. treats the issue of greenhouse gases will make a huge difference globally.
The impacts of global climate change are already being felt in the United States and are projected to intensify in the future — but the severity of future impacts will depend largely on actions taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the changes that will occur,” the report shows.