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The Global Warming Emissions Report Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Didn't Want You to See

| Dec. 07, 2018

At the end of November, the Trump administration tried to downplay the stark findings contained in its own National Climate Assessment (NCA4) by releasing it the day after Thanksgiving when most people were away from their news sources. They failed. It was a blockbuster.

But the NCA4 was not the only report the administration tried to release without fanfare that day.

Secretary Ryan Zinke's Department of the Interior also released a groundbreaking new report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) titled "Federal Lands Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sequestration in the United States: Estimates for 2005-2014."

The title is innocuous, but the report is not. Despite decades of conflict over how our public lands should be used, never before had federal scientists been asked to generate estimates of the role these lands play in global warming.

Now we have our answer, and it's shocking....

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Clement, Joel."The Global Warming Emissions Report Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Didn't Want You to See." Union of Concerned Scientists, December 7, 2018.