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Technology Could Ease Climate Report’s Grim Forecast, EPA Head Says

Nov. 28, 2018, 4:28 PM

A federal report saying climate change could cost the U.S. billions is based on a worst-case scenario and doesn’t account for American innovation, the country’s top environment official said.

The comments from acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler are his first on the fourth National Climate Assessment—released Nov. 23 by 13 federal agencies, including the EPA.

The report, required by law every four years, is the most comprehensive look to date at climate science and the impacts global warming could have on the U.S., broken down by regions of the country and economic sectors.

But Wheeler,...

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