White House slams NYT article on 'suppressed' climate report already made public

NY Times forced to make embarrassing correction after false claim in Trump hit piece

White House slams NYT article on 'suppressed' climate report already made public

Even with moderate carbon pollution cuts, the federal scientists project US will warm another 2.5 degrees in the coming decades. It also links human-propelled climate change with a decrease in the number of cool nights across the United States since the 1960s and an increase in the number of warm days since the 1980s.

Hurricane season could be the most active since 2010, according to research from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center. That assessment calls into question the wisdom of Trump's environmental and energy policies, which seek to boost US production and consumption of fossil fuels even as the world's other leading economies promote cleaner sources of energy.

The Trump administration is supposed to review and formally approve the report later this month.

I am wondering if The Register-Guard plans to retract The New York Times article on the August 8 front page regarding the drastic rise in warmth in the world due to climate change ("New climate report cites drastic rise in warmth").

That federal scientists so feared the final report would be gutted or suppressed by the climate change-doubting Trump administration that they leaked it.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders criticized the Times for reporting on the draft document "without first verifying its contents with the White House or any of the federal agencies directly involved with climate and environmental policy". "If the report is approved, then it is just a matter of logistics before it is published".

A White House official told CNN it will "withhold comment on any draft report before its scheduled release date". By a law passed in the 1990s, the NCA is supposed to come out every four years. The current draft for 2018, targeted for release later this year, largely builds on the conclusions of the 2014 assessment released under the Obama administration.

The report predicts that US temperatures will rise at least 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few decades, with cities experiencing much hotter temperatures.

Tech companies lead broad slide in United States stocks; oil rises
The Nasdaq finished the day at 6,216.87, a slide of 135.46, while the S&P 500 lost almost 1.5 percent, ending the day at 2,438.21. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.15 percent, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index declining 0.21 percent.

The planet was hotter in 2016 than any year since record-keeping began more than a century ago, NOAA confirmed Thursday in a new State of the Climate report.

Climate scientists that worked on the report, however, were quick to point out it's been online since January.

"There was no attempt to steer the report one way or another", he said.

NASA calls humanity's increase in greenhouse gas "the main cause of the global warming". In the past, the reports have been published by the 13 agencies at globalchange.gov.

The Climate Movement calls itself a coalition dedicated to making local changes.

In its six months to date, it chose a climate-science denier to lead the Environmental Protection agency; rolled back two dozen regulations limiting air, water, and land pollution; and announced a USA withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement to limit carbon emissions.

For President Trump however, dealing with climate change may take more than simply inventing nuanced, politically correct language.

The authors of the leaked study disagree with that stance, writing in the report: "Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are primarily responsible for recent observed climate change". This is not a scientific process - it's a political one.

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