"I've seen it, I've read some of it, and it's fine", he said.
The fifth installment would be due during President Trump's second term if he's re-elected.
The National Climate Assessment reaches similar conclusions to a recently released report from an worldwide panel of distinguished scientists convened by the United Nations, which predicted that without greatly accelerating the reduction of greenhouse gases there is a strong risk that some of the more dire consequences of climate change could result as early as 2040.
The report, which is mandated by law every few years, is based on more than 1,000 previous research studies. Scientists, however, are quick to point out that weather is a short-term event and climate science looks at weather patterns over an extended period of time. Right now we're at the cleanest we've ever been. "What WH says is demonstrably false". The Republican, who was just elected to the U.S. Senate, has denied the ban exists. Without greenhouse gases, natural forces - such as changes in energy from the sun - would be slightly cooling Earth.
Several of its authors say the National Climate Assessment was rushed to release weeks before it was to be unveiled at an annual conference of the American Geophysical Union.
The Trump administration has eased enforcement of several environmental rules enacted during the presidency of Barack Obama. It should be noted that this disastrous climate change report heralding the apocalypse comes on the heels of a report in Nature that showed the global tree canopy increased 865,000 square miles in the past 30-plus years.
"Whatever happened to Global Warming?"
California is reeling from catastrophic wildfires... Or, better put, news that challenges Trump's fact-free position that all of this talk of global warming and climate change is belied by, uh, the fact that it was cold in the Northeast on the day before Thanksgiving.
The report disputes those notions.
The report mentions the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, which was formed in 2010 by Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties and now includes 35 local governments trying to find ways to cope with climate change.
Scientists who worked on the report said it did not appear that administration officials had tried to alter or suppress its findings. "When asked about the National Climate Assessment, a White House spokesperson dismissed it as containing 'extreme scenarios". Networks like Fox News, NBC and CNN have consistently allowed voices onto their programs that are deliberately untruthful, and their antics with the climate report are just the latest in a long history of bad-faith arguments and "both-sides"-ism".
The report concludes that climate change threatens the health and well-being of the American people by causing increasing extreme weather, changes to air quality, the spread of new diseases by insects and pests and changes to the availability of food and water, the researchers say.
"What the US needs to do is participate in a long-term conversation about how you get to innovation, and it's going to need to be a conversation again that doesn't start with alarmism", Sasse said.