UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — US President Donald Trump rejected predictions that climate change would seriously hurt his country’s economy, the findings of a report published by his government last week.
The Congress-commissioned report says climate change will cost the US economy billions of dollars by the end of this century, but Trump said he did not think the economic impact would be devastating.
“I saw him and read part of it,” he told reporters at the White House on Monday. it is good”. “I do not think it will happen,” he said.
Trump announced last year his intention to withdraw from the Paris agreement to combat climate change reached in 2015, becoming the United States the first country to do so. Trump can only withdraw after the presidential election in 2020 because of UN regulations.
“We are now at the cleanest level ever, which is very important to me,” Trump said. “But if we are clean and everywhere else on the planet dirty, that’s not good.”
Critics of Trump say the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement allows other nations to lead the world in efforts to curb climate change.
The report, co-authored by more than 12 agencies and government departments, said climate change would harm human health, destroy infrastructure, reduce water availability and alter coastal lines. Agriculture, tourism and fishing will also be affected as they are sectors dependent on natural resources and favorable climatic conditions.
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