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

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".