Trump Supporters Shocked After He Announces THIS..
Donald Trump has been an outspoken critic of climate change and global warming for years now, saying that they are a myth. That’s why it came as a massive surprise to his supporters today when he has an “open mind” over US involvement in the Paris agreement to combat climate change, even though he previously pledged to withdraw from the effort.
The Guardian reported that when Trump was asked if he would follow through with pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, which 196 countries have signed, the president-elect replied, “I’m looking at it very closely. I have an open mind to it.”
In the past, Trump has called climate change a “hoax” and said it was just a “very, very expensive form of tax.”
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
When asked if he thinks there’s a link between human activity and global warming, Trump said, “I think there is some connectivity. Some, something. It depends on how much.” He went on to say that he is thinking about how much the issue “will cost our companies.”
During his campaign, Trump promised to “cancel” the Paris climate agreement, which was ratified earlier this month and requires a three-year notice period to quit. He has also said he will cut all money spent on climate change aid to developing nations and slash clean energy funding.
In his plans for his first 100 days in office, Trump said he would cancel money for climate change programs and lift restrictions upon fossil fuel exploration on public land. Michael Brune, executive director of Sierra Club, said that he won’t believe that Trump won’t “cancel” the Paris climate agreement until he sees action.
“Talk is cheap, and no one should believe Donald Trump means this until he acts upon it,” he said. “We’re waiting for action, and Trump is kidding nobody on climate as he simultaneously stacks his transition team and cabinet with climate science deniers and the dirtiest hacks the fossil fuel industry can offer. Prove it, president-elect. The world is watching.”
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