"GLOBAL ISSUES, LEADERSHIP CHOICES":
Without any fanfare, the Trump Administration declared in a 500-page report on automotive fuel-efficiency standards that without intervention, "Global mean surface temperature [of the earth] is projected to increase by approximately 3.48 °C (6.27 °F) under the No Action Alternative by 2100," with a minimum "[p]rojected sea-level rise of" 30.03 inches. (Quote from the report itself, p. S-15.) According to scientists, a temperature and sea-level increase of this magnitude would mean, among other things, that significant sections of Manhattan and Miami will be underwater by 2100 absent major sea wall defenses. The Administration's proposed response to this startling admission? Nothing at all. The temperature increase is taken as a given and assumed that no action can change it: the climate change science was cited in the report to argue that improving U.S. car and truck fuel-efficiency standards is now pointless! www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-administration-sees-a-7-degree-rise-in-global-temperatures-by-2100/2018/09/27/b9c6fada-bb45-11e8-bdc0-90f81cc58c5d_story.html
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