Trump rejects US's own national climate assessment

If the many scientists behind the freshly published Fourth National Climate Assessment had hoped that releasing their report to Congress would sway the president, they would be mistaken.

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US President Donald Trump does not accept any of the main conclusions from the Fourth National Climate Assessment published last week.

The assessment warns that climate change in the years up to 2015 could cost the US several hundreds of billions of US dollars annually.

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