What Does Trump Believe About Climate Change?

Did Donald Trump pull the US out of the Paris Climate Deal because the French President was mean to him, or because he thinks global warming is one big hoax?

The American people deserve an answer.

Speaking at the White House Friday about President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate deal, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt refused to say whether the president believes climate change is a hoax:

Mary Bruce: "I was hoping you can clear this up once and for all. Yes or no, does the president believe that the climate change is real and a threat to the United States?"

Scott Pruitt: "What's interesting about all the discussions we had through the last several weeks have been focused on one singular issue: is Paris good or not for this country? That's the discussions I have had with the president. His decision was no. And that was the extent of our discussion."

Seriously, don't we deserve to know whether our president - the most powerful person in the world - believes the most serious threat our planet has ever faced is real?

Comments

Legend 4 years 15 weeks ago
#1

As the oceans rise Mar-A-Lago will be one of the first to go. A good hurricane at high tide will take it down. It will start with beach erosion. Key Largo all ready has streets flooded at high tide.

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ErinRose 4 years 15 weeks ago
#2

I'm at a loss to know why people are incessantly agonizing over what Trump thinks about climate change. The answer is where it has always been; in your face. Even if Trump does believe in climate change, he's a business man and too many of his billionaire buddies are vested in fossil fuels (Koch frothers, Bush Crime Family, Peabody Energy, etc.) And does everyone have selective amnesia? Trump himself is an investor in DaPL and other sludge-for-China projects going on all over this country. Trump is NOT a stateman; he's a graduate of the Wharton School and his mind is programmed to think in terms of money first; life afterwards. C'mon people, wake up.

bollivar 4 years 15 weeks ago
#3

Your are so right!!!! I have been saying the same well before the election. Greed has no boundaires. With Rump, he will never have enough, ever. Rump on climate change: I don't care....He has been very active in scaling back anti-pollution efforts by his appointment to the EPA that Obama initiated. Rump: Kill the planet, just give more, more money.

Who is the rich man: One that is satisfied with what he has.

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Hephaestus 4 years 15 weeks ago
#4

It would be kind if the power of office was merely confined to the US (less)

Sadly it is not!

Mericun tentacles wrap and engorge the lesser

Trump can never possess the interests of a nation in the sense of your founding fathers

His inluences are entirely opposite just engaging tyrany of business

Greed is good

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Hephaestus 4 years 15 weeks ago
#5

What is it about the rich who appear to believe they are beyond extinction simply because they have money?

We all become extinct rich or poor

Tell you what... rich are definately not beyond death!

What sort of thinking leads to a belief that demise of those humans that gave you weath is in any way sustainable?

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stopgap 4 years 15 weeks ago
#6

I think ErinRose is spot on. I don't think Donzilla ever thinks about anything or is capable of thinking about anything. He's like a Komodo Dragon that smells his prey, tracks it down and attacks. It's really as simple as that for him. He could really care less who or what that prey is as long as he can devour it dead or alive.

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Tonisongbird 4 years 15 weeks ago
#7

I think we must start telling the world we have to stay in the Paris Agreement. Der Furor can't take us out of it. It will be up to the President in 2021 to do that or not!!!!

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2950-10K 4 years 15 weeks ago
#8

Well I guess we now know how freaked out the citizens of ancient Rome must have been when Caligula was emperor. I wonder if Trump will order soldiers to gather up sea shells as trophies for his conquest of the climate?

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2950-10K 4 years 15 weeks ago
#9

BTW: Putin is using Trump and the Teapublicans like a massive time bomb. It's going to end very very ugly....put your money in a safe place asap. It's going to end very bad for Putin too.

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Bob Hearns 4 years 15 weeks ago
#10

Beliefs are reflected in our actions. Trump is saying that he is not concerned about climate change. Americans have shown by electing a grossly unqualified president that there are too many stupid, ignorant and uneducated voters. You have put the world in peril. We are in a crisis with climate change and this is the US response.

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Dianereynolds 4 years 15 weeks ago
#11

Ponderable admissions on this scam,

"John Kerry admits at COP-21 that US emissions cuts accomplish nothing for climate"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aAtiygrbTSg

Gore on symbolic UN Paris Pact, Fox News Sunday (6/5/2017):
CHRIS WALLACE: “You would agree that even if all 195 nations, now 194, met their targets, it still wouldn’t solve the problem.”
AL GORE: “That is correct. However, it sends a very powerful signal to business and industry and civil society, and countries around the world.”

Under his breath,

"Not to mention multiplying my personal wealth hundreds of times over" Italics Cheerfully added by Diane Reynolds

Legend 4 years 15 weeks ago
#12

Did you not listen to your own link that you posted in #12? He is saying that we cannot do it without all 197 countries in Accord and working together on this problem. Al Gore is simply stating that it is not strong enough and that we need to cut more. I agree with that. So what does Trump do? Pulls out and ruins the whole thing. pollution control is now voluntary.

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Radical 4 years 15 weeks ago
#13

I think it has been well established how much of an abomination Trump is. The problem is that with the trashing of Trump there has been an elevation of Pence. Mike Pence is the personification of evil. He is human garbage . It should be remembered that that was the deal Trump becomes President and leaves within a year and Pence who the right-wing really wants takes over. This deal was made in approx March of 2015. I received the information in April of 2015 from someone who heard the conversation. I have already heard Progressives speak of Pence as the adult in the room. This is insane. There has to be a concerted effort beginning right now to expose Mike Pence for the right-winf fascist koch Brothers whore that he isand always has been . He should have no credibility and should be attacked constantly and without letup.

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Radical 4 years 15 weeks ago
#14

I think it has been well established how much of an abomination Trump is. The problem is that with the trashing of Trump there has been an elevation of Pence. Mike Pence is the personification of evil. He is human garbage . It should be remembered that that was the deal Trump becomes President and leaves within a year and Pence who the right-wing really wants takes over. This deal was made in approx March of 2015. I received the information in April of 2015 from someone who heard the conversation. I have already heard Progressives speak of Pence as the adult in the room. This is insane. There has to be a concerted effort beginning right now to expose Mike Pence for the right-winf fascist koch Brothers whore that he isand always has been . He should have no credibility and should be attacked constantly and without letup.

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deepspace 4 years 15 weeks ago
#15

Radical is dead on; Pense absolutely needs to be revealed for who he really is! An in-depth exposé of his history as an ideological extremist, truly bizarre, Christianist nutjob, hypocrite, and smarmy, slick-tongue liar of the highest order -- in ways many times worse than the Liar in Chief -- would also have the added benefit of adding at least a modicum of variety to MSM's obsessive yet shallow barrage of day-in-day-out coverage of everything Trump, Trump, Trump, with his unhealthy, puffy-eyed, fat face constantly plastered all over every page of news ad nauseam. Then again, Pense's hollow-eyed countenance and false-religious stench would wear really thin really fast too, like the cheap, empty suit that he is.

Let it be shouted from the rooftops that these two sad clowns are not an aberration; they are the true representatives of the Republican Party and its paucity of morality. Maybe gorging on daily lies and corruption until their thick heads explode is exactly the right remedy for low-information voters to finally wake up in 2018, and help wrestle our country away from the one percent.

Speaking of clueless, bald-faced liars, it is very fitting that DianeyWorld's latest paranoid-delusional jabber ended up sandwiched between the posts of Bob Hearns and Legend, as if to prove both of their points. She is a troll through and through, whose only function on this blog is to regurgitate the Goebbels-esque, billionaire-funded, fossil-fuel propaganda perpetually programmed into the gullible targeted audience of the susceptible and way "too many stupid, ignorant and uneducated voters." (It's impossible to debate someone who only offers direct lies as counterpoints.)

http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2013/December/Climate-Change/

FYI: Kerry and Gore are not the faces of the world's climate-change great awakening. They are only minor players in a cast that includes over seven billion -- excluding the miniscule faction of fools who exist in the Billionaires' alternate reality, where up is down, black is white, and DianeyWorld actually makes the effort to research simple truths before spouting off run-down, right-wing talking points.

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Dianereynolds 4 years 15 weeks ago
#16

Mr. Ed: Thanks for supporting me and your repudiation of Gore and Kerry as nobody's in the "science" of globull warming.

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deepspace 4 years 14 weeks ago
#17

You can't even put one sentence together without stuffing it full of lies.

My statement was neither a repudiation of Gore or Kerry personally, nor was it a repudiation of anything they have correctly conveyed about the seriousness of global warming. Evidently, only you need to have the point more directly explained, using a simpler construct: The issue is not about individuals; it's about all of us on the planet coming together with the realization of the seriousness. Simpler yet: You are far behind the curve.

So, no; I do not support, nor ever will, any of your false statements.

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