President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser is not too concerned by the latest United Nations report warning that humans have little more than a decade to make drastic changes if they hope to avoid a climate crisis.
> Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council, responded to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday about a United Nations report on Oct. 7 saying that the world needs to take drastic action against global warming to prevent potentially irreversible consequences by 2040.
> “We're always studying these things,” Kudlow said. “The issue here though is magnitudes and timing. Personally, I think the U.N. study is … way, way too difficult. I won't say it's a scare tactic but I think they overestimate.”
Kudlow questioned the report’s accuracy but claimed he was not denying that climate change issues are real, adding that he doesn’t believe people should panic.
> “George, I'm just saying, do we know precisely? And I mean, [is it] worth modeling things like how much of it is manmade, how much of it is solar, how much of it is oceanic, how much of it is rain forest and other issues?” Kudlow said. “I think we're still exploring all of that.”
> “I don't think we should panic,” he added. “I don't think there's a, you know, imminent catastrophe coming, but I think we should look at this in a level-headed and analytical way.”
As for the president, Trump said last week that he needed to see who was behind the report before reaching an opinion:
> “I want to look at who drew it. You know, which group drew it. Because I can give you reports that are fabulous, and I can give you reports that aren’t so good. But I will be looking at it. Absolutely,” the president said.