Donald Trump on climate change report: ‘I don’t believe it’

"One of the problems that a lot of people like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence but we're not necessarily such believers", he said in an interview with the paper, in the Oval Office.

DONALD TRUMP has dismissed a report released by his own administration which spells out the devastating economic costs of climate change by saying: 'I don't believe it'.

Lately, Trump has been very rigid to change climate management policies. "As to whether or not it's man-made and whether or not the effects that you're talking about are there, I don't see it". The president riffed on pollution in other parts of the world.

Trump said he had read "some" of the report and that it was "fine". 'If we're clean but every other place on Earth is dirty, that's not so good.

He further added, "You look at our air and our water and it's right now at a record clean".

Nigel Purvis, who worked on climate issues in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, says Trump's withdrawal from the Paris global climate accord previous year has galvanized worldwide support for climate efforts.

The Post took on Trump for making a point many before have made - that numerous same people now preaching doom from global warming have been wrong before.

The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report has been published, and it's filled with the kind of fairly grim news you've probably come to expect by now.

He also gave a lukewarm reaction to publication of a major United Nations report warning in October of global warming-caused chaos, saying "I want to look who drew it, you know, which groups drew it, because I can give you reports that are fabulous and I can give you reports that aren't so good". "They talk about at some point, the planet is going to freeze to death, then it's going to die of exhaustion, '" the Post quoted Trump as saying. "Climate change is happening here and everywhere else in the world".

Katharine Hayhoe, co-author of the current assessment and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, took to twitter to defend her predictions."I wrote the climate scenarios chapter myself, so I can confirm it considers ALL scenarios, from those where we go carbon negative before end of century to those where carbon emissions continue to rise", she tweeted.

Since becoming president in 2016, he has pulled the United States out of the worldwide Paris Agreement on attempting to bring down global temperatures, and torn up a raft of environmental protection laws, saying the U.S. economy needs the boost.

Vanessa Coleman