US: GAO urges Trump to act on climate change

Large parts of the US are recovering from hurricanes, wildfires and floods and, according to scientists and the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, climate change is making such disasters worse.

    Large parts of the US are recovering from hurricanes, wildfires and floods and, according to scientists and the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, climate change is making such disasters worse.

    According to a new GAO report, over the past decade alone, climate change has cost the US government $350bn, a figure the Office expects to rise dramatically in coming years. The report has dire expectations for the environmental challenges ahead.

    However, the current US president has described global warming as a "hoax", and his head of the Environmental Protection Agency is a climate change sceptic.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Miami.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.

    Zimbabwe: What's happening?

    Zimbabwe: What's happening?

    Situation tense as thousands march in Harare to call for Robert Mugabe's resignation days after military takeover.