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US Already Experiencing Effects of Climate Change: Report

One scientist cited anonymously by the New York Times says he and other researchers are worried that the Trump administration, which must approve the report's release, will suppress it

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    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was asked multiple times Friday about President Donald Trump’s beliefs on climate change, which Trump has referred to as a “hoax.” Pruitt gave no direct answer. (Published Friday, June 2, 2017)

    A federal climate report says the United States is already feeling the effects of climate change, with temperatures rising dramatically over the last four decades.

    That's according to The New York Times, which acquired a draft copy of the report by scientists from 13 federal agencies.

    The report says extreme heat waves have become more common and extreme cold waves have less common since the 1980s.

    It says emissions of greenhouse gases will affect the degree to which global temperatures continue to rise — a claim President Donald Trump and some members of his cabinet have disputed.

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    President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate change accord, which he called unfair to America. He said he “was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” 

    (Published Thursday, June 1, 2017)

    One scientist cited anonymously by the Times says he and other researchers are worried that the Trump administration, which must approve the report's release, will suppress it.