President Donald Trump and his government are planning an attack on the science on which climate change policy rests, it was announced Tuesday.
Leading the burden will be the new panel for climate evaluation of the administration under the direction of a 79-year-old Princeton physicist who became famous for defending the use of carbon dioxide – and even compares his demonization with the treatment of Jews under German dictator Adolf Hitler.
& # 39; The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of poor Jews under Hitler & # 39 ;, said William Happer, who acts as assistant to the president for emerging technologies in the National Security Council, to The New York Times.
President Donald Trump and his government are planning an attack on the science on which climate change policy rests
The leader is Princeton physicist William Happer, who works in the National Security Council, and compared the demonization of carbon dioxide with the treatment of Jews under German dictator Adolf Hitler
Happer is supported by National Security Adviser John Bolton, who brought him on board and supports the new climate panel.
The two men are also supported by Robert and Rebekah Mercer, the ultra-conservative billionaire and his daughter who have made efforts to disprove climate science.
But some government officials, such as economic adviser Larry Kudlow, have advised the president not to follow Happer's recommendations because it would be seen as an attack on science.
Former White House counselor, Stephen Bannon, known for his extreme right-wing positions, is even against it.
& # 39; The same idea will start a holy war on cable for 2020 & # 39 ;, he told the newspaper. & # 39; You can now win better and introduce the study to the second inaugural address. & # 39;
But Trump is reportedly not convinced by their comments.
Happer is supported by National Security Adviser John Bolton (left), although officials such as White House economic adviser, Larry Kudlow (right), are skeptical about Happer
Happer and Bolton are supported by billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebeckah Mercer
Additional steps that the administration is taking include cutting back on reporting on the future effects of the rapidly warming planet.
James Reilly, White House director of the United States Geological Survey, has ordered that scientific assessments of his office only use computer-generated climate models that predict the impact of climate change until 2040, rather than at the end of the century, as had been done before, the times reported.
Scientists claim that this is misleading because the biggest effects of climate change will be felt after 2040.
& # 39; What we have here is a rather blatant attempt to politicize science – to steer science in a direction consistent with their politics, & # 39; said Philip Duffy, president of the Woods Hole Research Center, at the Times.
& # 39; It reminds me of the Soviet Union & # 39 ;, he noted.
Trump has pushed back the climate regulations of the Obama era since he took office. He also withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
And he personally shows a lot of skepticism about the greenhouse effect.
In January, when the winter storms hit the Midwest, Trump tweeted: & # 39; Wouldn't it be bad to have a bit of that good old-fashioned Global Warming now! & # 39;
And a few days later he tweeted: & # 39; What the hell is going on with Global Waming? Please come back soon, we need you! & # 39;
In March, he tweeted a comment from a climate skeptic, Patrick Moore, who was identified by Fox News as a co-founder of Green Peace – although the organization said it was wrong.
& # 39; Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace: & # 39; The entire climate crisis is not just Fake News, it's Fake Science. There is no climate crisis, there is weather and climate everywhere, and in fact carbon dioxide is the most important building block of all life. & # 39; @foxandfriends Wow !, & # 39; Trump tweeted on March 12.
While Trump and his government have pushed their climate visions, reports from his government have been used to invalidate some of those claims.
Earlier this year it was reported that the national climate assessment – a report produced by 13 government agencies – discovered that the US economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars as a result of climate change at the end of the century.
Which 2018 report also demonstrated the nasty consequences of climate change and warned that they could get worse.
President Trump has publicly expressed skepticism about climate change
The National Climate Assessment report is now below the Trump administration target.
The following report, which is expected to appear in 2021 or 20222, will not include the worst-case scenarios that were automatically included in previous editions.
Trump has expressed skepticism about the report The Washington Post in an interview in November 2018: & # 39; One of the problems that many people like myself have, we have very high levels of intelligence, but we are not necessarily such believers. & # 39;
& # 39; As to whether it is man-made and whether the effects you are talking about are there, I don't see it & he said.
And the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told the post of the report: & We think this is the most extreme version and it is not based on facts. It is not data driven. We would like to see something that is more data-driven. It is based on modeling, which is very difficult to do when you talk about the climate. Again, our focus is to ensure that we have the safest, cleanest air and water. & # 39;
The Trump government's climate policy changes are the result of a heated democratic presidential primary competition where voters call climate change one of their top problems.
Climate change is caused by elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
A CNN poll in April discovered that 82 percent of registered voters who identified as Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents of climate change as a & # 39; very important & # 39; priority in the primary competition.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has provided a detailed proposal for climate change, just like Beto O & # 39; Rourke. Former vice president Joe Biden is expected to announce his plan by the end of the month.
Climate change is caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is the result of burning fossil fuels that retain the heat of the planet.
Since the industrial revolution, the average temperature of the earth has risen by one degree Celsius.
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