UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A new federal report warns of the dire consequences of climate change, conflicting with statements from Trump administration officials about the human impact on global warming.
The report, published by The New York Times on Aug. 7, was compiled by a group of scientists from 13 federal agencies.
They determined that it was “extremely likely that more than half of the global mean temperature increase since 1951 was caused by human influence on climate.”
The National Academy of Sciences has signed off on the report, which is congressionally mandated every four years.
The authors are now awaiting permission from the White House to release it.
According to the Times, scientists who worked on the report are worried the Trump administration will suppress the findings.
Trump has declined to say whether or not he believes global warming is influenced by human activity, and his EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is an outspoken skeptic of climate science.