'The President may try to hide the truth, but his own scientists and experts have made it as stark and clear as possible, ' he added.
A long-awaited climate report that the Trump administration released on Black Friday reportedly in an attempt to bury the news, shows that climate change is already having a dramatic effect on life in the US, and that among the things it will damage is the American economy.
CBS News reported that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was orginally expected to release the report on December, and announced ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday it was bringing forward the release date to Friday.
Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University and co-author on the new report, suggested the media's strong interest in its contents might have been partly due to its focus on the tangible impacts of climate change, including projections that American infrastructure and property could suffer major losses as the planet warms, and that industries from agriculture to tourism could take a severe economic hit.
National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O'Mara also waded in, criticizing the timing of the release.
In contrast to Trump's blind climate-change denial and opposition, Progressive Democrats set to take control of the House in January, will be pushing for an expansive "Green New Deal" as one of the rallying cries as we head toward the 2020 campaign.
After all, the assessment-the second part of a congressionally mandated quadrennial report on climate change-was supposedly already planned to come out during the American Geophysical Union conference in Washington D.C. just one week later.
It's unlikely the timing of the report's release had much to do with the Katowice gathering.
He wrote, "Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?"
The National Climate Assessment was written long before the California fires and the hurricanes.
Alaska and Louisiana are singled out with scientists predicating coastal flooding is likely to force some residents to relocate.
"Climate change is transforming where and how we live and presents growing challenges to human health and quality of life, the economy, and the natural systems that support us", the report says. We ask that any comments by climate-change denialists be flagged for moderation.
Among those who criticised the administration was former Vice President Al Gore, whose 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth warned of the effects of climate change.
"And this warming trend can only be explained by human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere".
The 2018 National Climate Assessment addresses the change in temperatures globally, 'Over climate timescales of multiple decades. global temperature continues to steadily increase'.