President Trump has dissolved the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment, a 15-person group created to assist policymakers, businesses, and local authorities on the long-term risks of climate change. The group also offers advice on the National Climate Assessment, a quadrennial report set for release in 2018—an unsettling draft of a key part of which was made public earlier this month. Critics note that getting rid of the advisory committee is yet another example of the White House's current lack of environmental leadership. "It really makes me worried and deeply sad," Richard Moss, a climate scientist who cochairs the committee, told Nature. "It's another thing that is just part of the political football game."
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Trump Continues to Isolate Himself on Climate Change
Expert BlogJake Schmidt, Brendan Guy, Han Chen
The Trump administration sent the first written notice that it intends to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. This notice comes as no surprise, but it reinforces how President Trump intends to walk America away from global leadership on climate…
Trump’s Top 3 Excuses If Climate Report Is Approved
Expert BlogAliya Haq
A major climate report awaits final clearance from the White House on August 18. Publishing this report as-is will not square easily with the Trump agenda to roll back our climate progress. If I were a betting woman, I would…
Climate Advisory Committee Trumped—but the Burden's on You
Expert BlogKim Knowlton
The Trump administration allowed the charter to lapse for a 15-member federal climate advisory committee that gathers real information from real people about the impacts of climate change today.
The Real Lowdown: The Trump and Congressional Republican Assault on Our Environment, Vol. 23
Scientists warn that the world is already experiencing the effects of climate change as Trump officially withdraws from the Paris Agreement.
Trump’s (in)Actions on Climate Have Turned Him into an Outcast
Latest NewsUnited StatesJeff Turrentine
By leaving the Paris Agreement, the president also withdrew the country from the world community. Does he understand what this means? Does he even care?