Friday, November 3, 2017

US climate science just upended Trump, EPA's Pruitt & Stepp

Memo to Scott Walker: Tell the WI DNR to repost the climate science Cathy Stepp scrubbed off:
Not content with having already stripped content and links from an agency webpage about climate change - - deletions I documented some years ago and which I have frequently referenced - - the ideologues intent on scrubbing science off these pages and sowing doubt and confusion about the consensus view of experts worldwide about climate change have edited, deleted and otherwise compressed to whitewash long-standing concepts and facts off a climate change page about the Great Lakes...
Walker, called the most dangerous candidate on climate during the 2015 presidential campaign, should order the immediate return of the information because facts about human-caused climate change which even climate-change denier-in-chief Donald Trump could not stamp out have just been a comprehensive report released by the Trump administration itself, concluding:
“It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century,” the document reports. “For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence...”
Most striking, perhaps, the report warns of the unpredictable — changes that scientists cannot foresee that could involve tipping points or fast changes in the climate system. These could switch the climate into “new states that are very different from those experienced in the recent past.” 
Something I noted about Wisconsin in 2012 and have been pointing to more recently in light of repeated heavy rains and devastating floods which Walker avoids discussing as climate change-related
Smoke stacks from a factory.
By law, the Trump administration had to release the report, regardless of the political embarrassment it will cause - - minimized by the release of the material while Trump is in Asia and out of Twitter range, it's believed. 

Yet, how soon before Trump labels it fake news? 

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