Climate change scientists have 'political agenda'

Climate change scientists have 'political agenda'

Climate change scientists have 'political agenda'

McKenna argued that climate change should be a non-partisan issue.

"One of the key messages that comes out very strongly from this report is that we are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes", said Panmao Zhai, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group I.

To correct this means "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society", which will be hugely expensive. Trump is no longer calling climate change a "hoax", but he questions if the problem is manmade and believes the change is only temporary.

Interviewer Leslie Stahl asked the president: "What about the scientists who say it's worse than ever?" I don't think it's a hoax; I think there's probably a difference, but I don't know that it's man-made. But I do not know that it is man-made. I will say this.

"Other nations - as an example, China - not that I wish this, but they're down many trillions of dollars". I don't wanna lose millions and millions of jobs. The judge said those concerns were not enough to warrant a dismissal of the entire case, but she concluded that the inclusion of Trump as the sitting president violated the proper separation of powers.

President Trump to 60 Minutes: "But it (climate change) could very well go back".

What did Trump say before?

"In reality, there is an overwhelming scientific consensus that the warming we have seen over the past century can only be explained by human-caused climate change and in particular the burning of fossil fuels, something that Trump's key supporters and funders profit from directly".

But you know who doesn't have a big political agenda, according to Donald Trump?

"This is the No. 1 myth, it's a reflection of ignorance; climate has changed before, climate scientists are quite aware of that", she said.

The science of human-caused climate change is now so stark that even the Trump administration is having to admit it is happening.

How great is the climate threat?

Trump, who pulled out of the landmark Paris climate accord a year ago and whose administration has quashed one environmental regulation after the next, proclaimed himself "truly an environmentalist".

New Democrats and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May argued the Liberal government hasn't done enough to meet its emission reduction targets, let alone meet the more stringent reductions required to keep warming to no more than 1.5 degrees C. They urged the government to take a new leadership role at the United Nations climate change meeting in Poland in December by ramping up its efforts.

Crops like rice, maize and wheat could also be severely compromised with changes to soil and ocean acidity - affecting global food chains.

Vanishingly few informed scientists now disagree that humans have been driving recent climate change, and that further heating will create serious risks for the climate. "This government and the next, can either fiddle while the climate heats beyond our control, or they can transform our community, economy and natural world by phasing out coal and powering our world by 100% renewable energy". The NFU's Deputy President, Guy Smith, said British farmers can reduce agricultural production emissions through productivity improvements, boost low-carbon energy output and initiate negative emissions.

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