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Official’s Climate Warning Blocked Because It Didn’t ‘Jibe’ With Trump’s View: Report

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Climate changeWhite House officials blocked written testimony from a State Department senior analyst about “potentially catastrophic” climate change because it didn’t “jibe” with the Trump administration’s view, a source told The Washington Post.

The White House took the action after the State Department refused to remove the comments in Rod Schoonover’s testimony, which was to be submitted to the House Intelligence Committee. The language referred to the “scientific consensus” that climate change is caused by human use of fossil fuels, according to the Post.

Schoonover, a State Department staffer, testified before the committee on Wednesday, but was not allowed to submit a written record of his comments, a source told the Post.

Top American military and intelligence officials have consistently warned that climate change could undermine America’s national security as flooding, extreme weather, droughts and fires affect crop production and threaten to trigger global unrest — an assessment that President Donald Trump does not accept.

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