Statement by Former Vice President Al Gore on the National Climate Assessment released Friday, November 23
Former Vice President Al Gore has been very critical of President Trump and his administration concerning the environment. Below is his statement on the report released by the National Climate Assessment.
“Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west, hurricanes batter our coasts — and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical U.S. assessment of the climate crisis.
The President may try to hide the truth, but his own scientists and experts have made it as stark and clear as possible.
The rest of us are listening to the scientists — and to Mother Nature. The impacts of the Climate Crisis are being felt in all regions across our country – extreme weather, heat waves, deeper and longer droughts, crop failures, strengthening wildfires, sea level rise – and they are disproportionately borne by the most vulnerable among us.
Mr. President, the majority of Americans are deeply concerned about the climate crisis and demand action. Even as local leaders are responding in the wake of fires and storms, national leaders must summon the will to respond urgently to the dire warnings of this report with bold solutions.”
The Environmental Protection Agency at Lowest Levels of Employment
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) employees are resigning in record numbers. More than 1,600 employees have left the EPA, almost 8% during President Trump’s administration.
Four hundred new employees have been hired, but the numbers are at his lowest since the 1980’s when Reagan was in office.
Through a FOIA request (Freedom of Information Act) by the Washington Post, 260 scientists, 106 engineers and 185 “environmental protection specialists” have resigned from the EPA.
The EPA has been in shambles ever since the appointment of Scott Pruitt, the former head of the EPA who resigned due to numerous pending investigations.
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