Trump administration predicted seven degree increase in global temperature by 2100

Apr 2013
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That sounds like surprising good news right? But:

The Trump administration predicted in a draft environmental impact statement last month that the planet will warm seven degrees Fahrenheit by 2100, a development that scientists say could be catastrophic.

Among the consequences of such a rise, coral reefs would dissolve, oceans would become more acidic, extreme heat waves would plague the globe, and coastal cities would be at risk of being under water, according to The Washington Post, which was the first to report on the prediction.

The prediction was contained well into a 500-page draft environmental impact statement.

The draft statement was written to defend President Trump’s decision to freeze federal fuel efficiency standards for light trucks and cars built after 2020.

It largely declared that the planet’s ultimate fate was already determined and that little could be done about it.

“The amazing thing they’re saying is human activities are going to lead to this rise of carbon dioxide that is disastrous for the environment and society. And then they’re saying they’re not going to do anything about it,” Michael MacCracken, who served as a senior scientist at the U.S. Global Change Research Program from 1993 to 2002, told The Washington Post.
SMFH

Trump administration predicted seven degree increase in global temperature by 2100