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How would the Trump administration respond to the 'leaked' climate change report?




The sun rises over an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom near Lost Hills, California.
The sun rises over an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom near Lost Hills, California.
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Global temperature has steadily risen since the 1980s, and human activities are definitely to blame for it, according to a leaked report on climate change obtained by the New York Times and Washington Post.

The report, prepared by scientists from 13 federal agencies, provides findings that contradict the Trump administration’s stance on climate change and is official release is pending the administration’s approval. And the report was leaked to the media last night by one of the scientists involved in fear of its suppression by the administration.

How would the Trump administration handle the leaked report? Would it embrace its findings?

Guests:

Christy Goldfuss; Vice President of Energy and Environment Policy at Center for American Progress; former managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) under President Obama (2014-2016) 

Nicholas Loris; an energy economist at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington D.C.