Trump's response to climate change at G-7: More drilling

  
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Trump's response to climate change at G-7: More drilling

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Trump's response to climate change at G-7: More drilling



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President Trump called himself “an environmentalist” while boasting about American oil and gas production at the G-7 summit in France on Monday. His answer came in response to a question about whether he believes in the reality of climate change, which he has previously described as a hoax.

He didn’t answer the question.

“In a nutshell, I want the cleanest water on earth. I want the cleanest air on earth,” Trump said at the end of a press conference before leaving the stage. “I’m an environmentalist. A lot of people don’t understand that. I’ve done more environmental impact statements ... than anybody that’s ever been president or vice president or anything even close to president.”

Environmental impact statements are required for most large development projects, such as building golf courses.

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President Trump during a press conference at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Monday. (Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP)

Frequently, the president has  falsely  claimed the United States has the cleanest air and water on earth, which conflates traditional measures of pollution with greenhouse gas emissions, the cause of global warming.

“I feel that the United States has tremendous wealth, the wealth is under its feet. I’ve made that wealth come alive,” he said. “I’m not gonna lose that wealth on dreams, on windmills, which frankly aren’t working too well.”

Trump boasted about opening up the previously untouched Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling after decades of political controversy.

With over half of the world’s new oil and gas pipelines located in North America, more drilling could “ deliver a major blow to efforts to slow climate change ,” the Guardian reported earlier this year, citing a recent  Global Energy Monitor  report.


“I think I know more about the environment than most people,” said Trump, who in 2017 announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement to globally reduce greenhouse gas emissions and was the   only world leader  who did not appear at the G-7 meeting on climate change over the weekend.

Last year, the world’s leading climate scientists released a  report  for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, warning that globally, humans have until 2030 to cut carbon pollution and avoid the damaging effects of global warming like rising water levels and devastating storms.

Meanwhile, Trump has suggested that “ we nuke ” hurricanes headed toward the U.S.

“I want clear air. I want clean water. I want a wealthy country. I want a spectacular country with jobs, with pensions, with so many things,” Trump said.

But, he continued, “at the same time, it’s very important to me we have to maintain this incredible place that we’ve all built. We’ve become a much richer country. And that’s a good thing, not a bad thing, because that great wealth allows us to take care of people. We can take care of people that we couldn’t have taken care in the past.

“We can’t let that great wealth be taken away,” Trump added.



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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    4 weeks ago

President Trump called himself “an environmentalist” while boasting about American oil and gas production at the G-7 summit in France on Monday. His answer came in response to a question about whether he believes in the reality of climate change, which he has previously described as a hoax.

He didn’t answer the question.

“In a nutshell, I want the cleanest water on earth. I want the cleanest air on earth,” Trump said at the end of a press conference before leaving the stage. “I’m an environmentalist. A lot of people don’t understand that. I’ve done more environmental impact statements ... than anybody that’s ever been president or vice president or anything even close to president.”

Environmental impact statements are required for most large development projects, such as building golf courses.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    4 weeks ago

He's a clueless fucking moron.

Just allowing the oil companies to continue to rape the planet.  

 
 
 
cjcold
2.1  cjcold  replied to  Tessylo @2    4 weeks ago

That's why the Kochs had him elected.

 
 
 
WallyW
2.2  WallyW  replied to  Tessylo @2    4 weeks ago

How do oil companies rape the planet?

Are we supposed to import all our oil from other countries?

The Koch Bros. were strong anti-Trumpers and had absolutely nothing to do with his election.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3  Paula Bartholomew    4 weeks ago

Him blowing off the discussion at the summit shows what a classless moron he is.  Now he wants next year's summit at Mar A Lago.  I hope the other world leaders refuse to attend.

 
 
 
It Is ME
4  It Is ME    4 weeks ago

"Trump's response to climate change at G-7: More drilling"

Cool !

He Sticks with what the G7...used to be the G8.....(and you have the G20) …… is supposed to be together for. "Global warming, change, Disruption", and best of all …… now "Carbon Pollution" (whatever) ….. is just a side bar at the G7, for all the "I'm Doing Feel Good Stuff" folks.

Role of the Group of Seven (G-7)
The major purpose of the G-7 is to discuss, and sometimes act in concert to help resolve, global problems, with a special focus on economic issues. The group has discussed financial crises, monetary systems, and major world crises such as oil shortages.

 
 
 
WallyW
4.1  WallyW  replied to  It Is ME @4    4 weeks ago

Some people pretend that global warming is some kind of big effen deal, as if mere humans could control the weather. jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  WallyW @4.1    4 weeks ago
Some people pretend that global warming is some kind of big effen deal, as if mere humans could control the weather.

And some people wallow in their ignorance, then shout out that ignorance for all to hear..

 
 
 
Tessylo
5  seeder  Tessylo    4 weeks ago

It's not cool.  It's moronic.  

 
 
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