The National Climate Assessment, quietly unveiled on Friday, warned that natural disasters are worsening in the U.S. because of global warming.
If you missed the study's release, well, that was the point.
"When we have the flu, you have a fever - that's one symptom of the flu".
President Donald Trump at the White House on November 20.
Some fear that the ACE Rule will replace the Obama era Clean Power Plan (CPP) which was supposed to address the problems related to climate change.
It details how global warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas is hurting each region of the United States and how it impacts different sectors of the economy, including energy and agriculture.
It's, candidly, a terrifying read.
"What the USA needs to do is participate in a long-term conversation about how you get to innovation, and it's going to need to be a conversation again that doesn't start with alarmism", Sasse said.
Despite the Trump administration's apparent attempt to bury the National Climate Assessment by releasing it the Friday after Thanksgiving, the overwhelming sense of urgency elicited by its alarming findings has been swift.
It's important to note here: This is not a partisan document.
The report is mandated by law. Instead, the Trump administration dropped the report on the afternoon of Black Friday, a period when politicians infamously dump news that they don't want to garner attention.
This sort of thinking - anecdotes = data - is disproven time and time again by the actual science. "That affects our jet stream pattern and counterintuitively might lead to more extremes on both sides - whether it be drought and flood, or cold and warm - because we get these higher amplitude wave patterns in the jet stream". It was written long before the deadly fires in California this month and before Hurricanes Florence and Michael struck the East Coast.
Unfortunately, Trump's willingness to ignore the conclusions of experts because it doesn't jibe with what he wants the truth to be isn't isolated to just the climate.
"All hope is not lost, but we must act now", said Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), the expected new chairwoman of the House Space, Science and Technology Committee, in a statement.
In the Middle East, there has been blood because the White House has thrown all-in behind the murderous Saudi Arabia regime of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, or MBS - even after the Central Intelligence Agency confirmed that MBS ordered his goons to murder and dismember an American resident, Jamal Khashoggi, who was a columnist for the Washington Post.
Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, representing a state where the lobster industry has been affected by warming seas, said on Twitter the report "should cause all of us, including the Administration, to take a harder look at the consequences of inaction & use what is known about climate risks to inform policy".
"If we're clean, but every other place on earth is dirty, that's not so good", he said.
Trump said Monday that he does not believe the findings of the report.
Under President Trump, the United States pulled out of the Paris-Climate agreement, which put America on track to reducing greenhouse gasses by 26% while handing over billions of dollars to the United Nations.