Government Climate Change Report Leaked Amid Fears Trump Admin Might Suppress It

Government scientists produced a climate change report that directly contradicts claims made by Trump about global warming.
August 8, 2017, 1:45pm

Trump may not believe in climate change, but scientists under him sure do. Scientists from 13 federal agencies produced a climate change report highlighting the stark rise in temperature over the last several decades and the role human activity plays in it, according to the New York Times, which obtained a private, draft copy.

The report's findings directly contradict claims by president Trump that global warming is a "hoax" perpetrated by the Chinese, as well as claims by Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt that carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming.

The draft report, which is part of the congressionally-mandated National Climate Assessment, was approved by National Academy of Sciences, according to the New York Times, but it is currently awaiting approval from the Trump administration. Government scientists cited anonymously in the Times say they're worried the report could get suppressed. Continue reading on VICE News.