1. Donald Trump administration to disband advisory panel on climate change

Donald Trump administration to disband advisory panel on climate change

The administration of United States President Donald Trump has decided to disband a federal advisory panel on climate change, a move advocating that White House does not give a stern heed to the climate change.

By: | Washington | Published: August 21, 2017 5:53 AM
Donald Trump, climate change,  United States President Donald Trump,  National Climate Assessment, White House, Trump administration The move comes in view of the leak of a draft of a major climate change report warning of enhancing temperatures. (AP)

The administration of United States President Donald Trump has decided to disband a federal advisory panel on climate change, a move advocating that White House does not give a stern heed to the climate change. The move comes in view of the leak of a draft of a major climate change report warning of enhancing temperatures. A mandate for the 15-member Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment expired on Sunday which will not be renewed, reported Independent.

The panel is part of the National Climate Assessment which targets at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. The National Climate Assessment is supposed to be issued every four years but has come out only three times since passage of the 1990 law calling for such analysis. The next one is due for release in 2018, but a document expected to be a key part of the assessment is currently under review by the Trump administration.

From 1951 to 2010 human impact is responsible for an increase in global temperatures of 1.1 to 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit, the leaked draft report estimates. This comes just two months post the President’s announcement that the U.S. would pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. The decision to withdraw from the Paris accord was lambasted by several world leaders.

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