Foster Statement on U.S. Climate Report
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the release of the National Climate Assessment on the potential consequences of climate change on the United States. The National Climate Assessment is a report issued by 13 federal agencies and is mandated by Congress every four years to study the effects of climate change in the United States. This report estimated that climate change could reduce growth domestic product by ten percent by the year 2100.
“We know that climate change is real and largely man made,” Foster said. “The latest National Climate Assessment warns that climate change will have a staggering cost for the U.S. economy – hundreds of billions of dollars – from the impact of climate change on our health and on the safety of our communities. If President Trump continues to ignore climate change, then he will abdicate his responsibility to protect the well-being and prosperity of future generations. This report shows that his anti-science posture could wreak havoc on the American economy and hurt the American people. I strongly encourage this administration to listen to scientists and act promptly to prevent economic decline and further environmental destruction.”