Trump unmoved by Prince Charles's appeal on climate change

  
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Trump unmoved by Prince Charles's appeal on climate change

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Trump unmoved by Prince Charles's appeal on climate change








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During his three-day state visit to the United Kingdom, President Trump had scheduled a 15-minute meeting about climate change with Prince Charles, a noted environmentalist.

The meeting went on for 90 minutes. And Trump, a noted climate change skeptic who once called global warming a “Chinese hoax,” was apparently unmoved.

“I believe there is a change in weather, and I think it changes both ways,” Trump told Piers Morgan in  an interview that aired on “Good Morning Britain” Wednesday . “Don’t forget, it used to be called global warming; that wasn’t working, then it’s called climate change, and now it’s called extreme weather.”

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President Trump walks with Britain's Prince Charles in London on Monday. (Photo: Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump cited the recent spate of deadly tornadoes in the United States. The president argued that the country has seen extreme weather before.

“Forty years ago, we had the worst tornado binge we’ve ever had,” Trump said. “In the 1890s, we had our worst hurricanes.”

The effect of climate change on extreme weather events is still being debated by climate scientists. But there is virtually unanimous consensus about the fact of rising global temperatures, the melting of glaciers and sea ice, and the rise in ocean levels, all of which are projected to have serious and potentially catastrophic effects in future decades.

The president said that during the meeting, Charles “did most of the talking.”

“He is really into climate change, and I think that’s great,” Trump said. “He wants to make sure future generations have climate that is good climate as opposed to a disaster. And I agree.”

According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration , 2018 ranked as fourth-warmest year since records began in 1880.

But the Trump administration does not treat climate change as the economic, environmental and national security threat that both scientists and the U.S. intelligence community have concluded it is. In his first year in office, Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord.

He did not mention climate change or global warming in  either of his State of the Union addresses  or in his first address to a joint session of Congress in 2017.

And earlier this year, the White House formed a panel of select federal scientists to reassess the U.S. government’s analysis of climate science and counter  the National Climate Assessment , which in November concluded that climate change will cost the U.S. economy “hundreds of billions of dollars” because of the increasing severity of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires.

“I don’t believe it,” Trump said in response to its release, adding that if “every other place on earth is dirty, that’s not so good.” He told Morgan that the United States is doing its part to make air and water “crystal clean” but that China, Russia and India are not.

“If you go to certain cities, you can’t even breathe,” Trump said.

The air and water pollution Trump was decrying are separate phenomena from greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere, which is the cause of climate change.

The Trump administration has also taken several significant steps to reduce the scope and enforcement of water and air pollution regulations.


















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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    3 months ago

“I believe there is a change in weather, and I think it changes both ways,” Trump told Piers Morgan in  an interview that aired on “Good Morning Britain” Wednesday . “Don’t forget, it used to be called global warming; that wasn’t working, then it’s called climate change, and now it’s called extreme weather.”

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    3 months ago

The president said that during the meeting, Charles “did most of the talking.”

“He is really into climate change, and I think that’s great,” Trump said. “He wants to make sure future generations have climate that is good climate as opposed to a disaster. And I agree.”

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3  JohnRussell    3 months ago

Prince Charles doesnt have enough power for Trump to be interested in what he thinks. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
3.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 months ago

Meanwhile, the climate change crowd have no ideas or plans or a clue about what should be done about this alleged problem.

The Paris Climate Accord would be a disaster for the US. Take a close look at what the US would be obliged to do.

Calling everyone who is skeptical of their questionable "science" a "denier", has turned out to be a public relations disaster.

The best thing the liberals could do about climate change is close the border.

If the left was serious about mitigating climate change they would be focused on winning elections, instead of trying to overturn the last one.

 
 
 
MrFrost
4  MrFrost    3 months ago

Trump isn't going to support anything that hurts big business, like climate change.

Besides, he has already rolled back several environmental protections. Apparently trump likes to shit where he eats. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  MrFrost @4    3 months ago

I don't think he'll be around long enough to see the effects.  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
4.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    3 months ago

Only about 6 more years!  jrSmiley_49_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
MrFrost
4.1.2  MrFrost  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1.1    3 months ago
Only about 6 more years!

Trumps buddy Bannon said that trump being re-elected is beyond a long shot. 

 
 
 
JBB
5  JBB    3 months ago

Today The Prince of Wales met the Prince of Whales A/K/A The King of Vulgaria...

 
 
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