Ugly climate change truth Trump doesn’t believe

Nov 27, 2018, 7:52 AM EST
(Source: Alisdare Hickson/flickr)
(Source: Alisdare Hickson/flickr)

U.S. President Donald Trump’s thick-skinned response to his own administration’s damning report on climate change and its consequences on the lives of Americans didn’t surprise many. However, the move to prepone the release of the report to the day after Thanksgiving to avoid public glare “backfired” eventually putting the debate where it should be -among the commons.

Experts unpick the reasons and the ugly truth that keep Trump from believing the report and calling the spade the spade. With one leg of the president’s denialism deeply-rooted to economic grounds, the report gives him enough reason to change his mind as it predicts climate change to cost the U.S. nearly 10 percent of its GDP by 2100, writes Eco Watch.

The administration’s attempt to soft-pedal disquieting reports on climate crisis meshes up with its policy of watering down environmental regulations and encouraging fossil fuels even if that comes at the expense of the planet, economy or even innocent lives, reports The Guardian.