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'I Don't Believe It': Trump Doubts Government Report on Climate Change Impact

© AFP 2022 / Nicholas KammUS President Donald Trump speaks at the 91st Annual Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on October 27, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the 91st Annual Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on October 27, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he does not believe a new multi-agency report from his own federal government that predicts climate change will have a devastating effect on the economy.

"I've seen it [the report]. I've read some of it," Trump told reporters. "I don't believe it."

The report released by 13 federal agencies on Friday found that the US economy will suffer hundreds of billions of dollars in losses by the end of the century due to climate change.

The coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the nation's top carbon dioxide emitters, stands in the distance in Juliette, Ga., Saturday, June, 3, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from its closest allies abroad. - Sputnik International
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It also assessed that current efforts to mitigate the climate crisis by reducing greenhouse gas emissions are inadequate to prevent future problems.

The report is the second in a series of congressionally mandated assessments of climate change — an undertaking that the Trump administration allowed to go forward despite Trump’s scepticism that human activity is the primary cause of global warming.

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