The GAO on climate risk to the US

Some branches of the US government continue to function despite Trump’s delusional world view and misguided actions.

Last week, “13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization.”

The GAO also published a report “Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure” that has this figure:

It concludes with “GAO recommends that the appropriate entities within the Executive Office of the President (EOP), including the Office of Science and Technology Policy, use information on potential economic effects to help identify significant climate risks and craft appropriate federal responses. EOP entities and the Environmental Protection Agency did not provide official comments on the report.”