Democratic lawmakers have rebuked US President Donald Trump after he tweeted that northeastern American states could use some "global warming" to help recover from cold temperatures, with one congresswoman saying Trump is “tweeting like a child who hates science class.”
Scientists say the devastating intensity of hurricanes such as Harvey is consistent with global warming trends, rising seas, warming oceans, hotter air, and warn of "bigger and stronger" storms to come.
US President Donald Trump is expected to pull his country out of global pact to fight climate change known as the Paris Climate Agreement, a move that would have profound effects on the planet and deepen a rift with American allies.
By examining how Earth cools itself back down after a period of natural warming, a study by scientists at Duke University and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirms that global temperature does not rise or fall chaotically in the long run. Unless pushed by outside forces, temperature should remain stable.
US President Barack Obama acknowledged that the United States is at least partly to blame for the life-threatening climate change and urged world leaders to reach a landmark deal to counter the threat before it dooms the planet.