Five takeaways from the federal climate report

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The New York Times on Tuesday detailed the conclusions of a major draft government study on climate change — and how scientists are preparing for pushback from President Trump’s administration. The report is part of an effort that 13 federal agencies undertake every four years to report on the state of the climate and climate science. It’s government-mandated, but the Trump administration has yet to sign off on the report, raising concerns that the administration could undercut some of its more dire observations and predictions. The White House on Tuesday criticized The New York Times for "writing off a draft report without first verifying its contents with the White House or any of the federal agencies directly involved with climate and environmental policy.” “The White House will withhold comment on any draft report before its scheduled release date,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. Here are five takeaways from the climate study, and the science community’s reaction to it.

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