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8/10/17

Climate Change is real: Canadian co-author of U.S. climate report says findings 'flatly contradict' Trump administration

A Canadian scientist who helped author an exhaustive U.S. draft report on climate change says the study makes it clear dramatic action is needed to stop global temperatures from rising, but that her team has no idea how the Trump administration will react to it.

The report, written by scientists from 13 federal agencies, concludes that the United States is already feeling the effects of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of heat waves, heavy rains and other extreme weather over the last four decades.

The report is now awaiting approval from U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

"The reality is we need that policy mechanism to point us in the right direction as well, because otherwise we, as humans, are just resistant to change," said Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Texas Tech University Climate Science Center, in an interview with CBC Radio's The House.

"We're like, 'Why can't we do it the way we've always done it?" Well, we can't because we've found out there are side-effects," she said.

Read more: Canadian co-author of U.S. climate report says findings 'flatly contradict' Trump administration - Politics - CBC News

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