The decade that just ended was warmest on record. Trump’s environmental deregulations are having disastrous effects!
“The last decade was the warmest on record, NASA and NOAA find”
“The data is a closely watched indicator of the Earth’s changing climate, particularly as projections for future years anticipate the trend to continue.”
“That conclusion, based on newly released data, also found that 2019 was the second-hottest year in recorded history.”
“‘Every decade since the 1960s has been warmer than the decade previously, and not by a small amount,’ Gavin Schmidt, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, told reporters in a news briefing Wednesday [Jan. 15].
“Average global temperatures in 2019 were 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit (0.95 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average, according to separate independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),” by Denise Chow, NBC News. Read more
“Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning”
- Editor’s note: This country’s environmental review degradation by the Trump Administration will take years to repair, if ever, once Trump leaves office.
“Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when they assess the environmental impacts of highways, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects, according to a Trump administration plan that would weaken the nation’s benchmark environmental law.
“The proposed changes to the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act could sharply reduce obstacles to the Keystone XL oil pipeline and other fossil fuel projects that have been stymied when courts ruled that the Trump administration did not properly consider climate change when analyzing the environmental effects of the projects,” by Lisa Friedman, The New York Times. Read more