The Wall Street Journal: ‘I don’t believe it,’ Trump says of his administration’s climate report

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he doesn’t believe the central finding of a report released last week by his administration that global climate change could cause U.S. economic losses of hundreds of billions of dollars a year by the end of the century.

Speaking to reporters before leaving Washington for Mississippi, Trump said of the report, “I’ve seen it. I’ve read some of it. And it’s fine.” Asked if he agreed with the report’s assessment of a large economic impact, he responded: “I don’t believe it.”

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The U.S. National Climate Assessment, released Friday, said the measures U.S. communities and companies are undertaking to try to counteract the effects of rising temperatures have so far fallen short.

The federal report concluded “that the evidence of human-caused climate change is overwhelming and continues to strengthen, that the impacts of climate change are intensifying across the country, and that climate-related threats to Americans’ physical, social, and economic well-being are rising.”

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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