Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on reports President Trump is considering a White House panel designed to undermine the federal government’s climate change report:
“Disturbing reports emerged this week that President Trump is looking to set up a panel to undermine the consensus of scientists around the world that climate change is a real and imminent threat. Climate change policy should always be based on objective science and never on politically biased panels.
“The National Climate Assessment, completed late last year, details the damaging effects we’re already experiencing from climate change. Those dangers include rising sea levels, severe droughts and stronger wildfires. These problems will only intensify the longer we wait to act.
“The government report that the president seeks to undermine also lays out the clear threats climate change poses to our economy and national security. The White House shouldn’t dismiss those threats – they demand immediate action to protect our country.
“It’s past time that the president accepts the truth that climate change is real, is man-made and happening now. We need a president willing to seek out solutions to address climate change, not one searching for ways to undercut scientific facts.”