Donald Trump’s election as the next president of the United States may change a lot of things — international trade regulations, the U.S.’s immigration policy, how well scientists concerned about climate policy sleep at night — but one thing it won’t change is the reality of man-made climate change.
By Kristin Houser | Futurism
A Climate Denier In The White House
Unfortunately, Trump seems determined to cling to an alternate reality in which climate change isn’t an issue — in fact, he doesn’t even think it’s real. He once tweeted that global warming is a concept “created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive” (though he later called the accusation a “joke”), yet he has frequently described climate change as “a hoax.”
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
Ice storm rolls from Texas to Tennessee – I’m in Los Angeles and it’s freezing. Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2013
He didn’t even list the environment as an issue on his campaign website.