Less Than Shocking: Trump Makes Contradictory Statements on Climate Change
Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump has maintained a far-right position of climate change denial.
Trump has stated that he’s “not a big believer in man-made climate change,” and even claimed in 2012 that, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.” When President Obama spoke about the need for America to seriously address climate issues last fall, Trump called it, “one of the dumbest statements I’ve ever heard in politics, in the history of politics as I know it.”
But a 2009 ad placed in the New York Times, advertising the United Nation Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which says addressing climate change will, “create new energy jobs” and “spur economic growth,” carries the endorsement of one Donald J. Trump, as well as his three adult children.
With the ad came an open letter to Congress and President Obama, saying that, “If we fail to act now, it is scientifically irrefutable that there will be catastrophic and irreversible consequences for humanity and our planet.”