Erika Bolstad, E&E News reporter interviews UFs Andrea Dutton and UMs Ben Kirtman
“I want to see the study.”
That was the response from a senior White House official Monday night when asked whether rising sea levels could cause economic damage to major U.S. cities. The official was previewing the sweeping policy shifts his boss, the president, set in motion this week with an executive order aimed at the previous administration’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for climate perils, including sea-level rise.
“I’d like to see the research. Sure, that would be good. Show it to me,” the official said.
OK, here it is, since President Trump doesn’t yet have a science adviser: Chapter 13 of the 2013 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. (It shared a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with former Vice President Al Gore for their work on climate change, which may not be much of an endorsement for senior White House officials in a Republican administration.)
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