Pallone on Trump Administration’s Release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today on the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, which is an assessment of impacts of climate change on the nation and its territories:
“This assessment is the most enduring and authoritative statement of the science on climate change impacts on our nation, but true to form, the Trump Administration is trying to bury this years-in-the-making report by releasing it during a long holiday weekend.
“As the assessment confirms, climate change is real, is caused by human activity like burning fossil fuels, and is already harming communities across America. No region of the U.S. has been and will be spared from the effects of a warming climate, and Americans are already suffering the costs.
“Rather than hiding the facts, President Trump should heed the message of our nation’s preeminent climate scientists and experts: Climate change is a clear and present danger to the health and wealth of the American people.
“The days of denial and inaction in the House are over as House Democrats plan to aggressively address climate change and hold the Administration accountable for its backward policies that only make it worse.”