Trump dismisses findings of U.S. government report on climate change

Trump dismisses findings of U.S. government report on climate change

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had read parts of a U.S. government report projecting that climate change will cost the country's economy billions of dollars by the end of the century, but he does not believe the economic impacts will be devastating.

"I've seen it, I've read some of it, and it's fine," he told reporters at the White House. Asked about severe economic impacts, he said, "I don't believe it."

Last year, Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Deal to combat climate change. He has also rolled back Obama-era environmental and climate protections to boost production of domestic fossil fuels.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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Updated Date: Nov 27, 2018 02:06:21 IST

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