Advocates for responses to man-made global warming are terrified by what the arrival of President Trump could mean for the future of the planet as the climate-change denier prepares for office.
- Donald Trump is the only leader of a major industrialized country to deny existence of global warming.
- Troubling tweets: “This global warming bullshit has got to stop!”
- China to Trump: “Global warming is not a hoax we made up”.
- Trump’s refusal to budge causing huge concern at home and abroad, potentially reversing gains made by Obama.
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
This is the tweet that has come under huge scrutiny in recent days as China
Advocates for responses to man-made global warming remain extremely concerned by what the arrival of President Trump could mean for the future of the planet as the climate-change denier prepares for office.
“Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese”, jabbed Hillary Clinton during the presidential debates, a view that seemed funny at the time but now has real power in the halls of congress, the senate and the White House.
This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2014
Despite attempts to play off the infamous tweet as a joke, it was retweeted more than 104,000 times, and has drawn hundreds of replies, pressure is growing on Trump to define a coherent policy on global warming.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin responded to Trump’s accusation just this Wednesday, using the platform of the United Nations talks in Marrakesh, Morocco, to remind the future president that both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush started the global warming conversation during the late 1980s, fundamental in the instigation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Donald Trump will become the only leader of a major industrialized country to deny the existence of human-caused global warming.
— Google Facts (@GoogleFacts) November 16, 2016
“Bullshit” – Donald Trump on Climate Change
Trump’s appointment of climate change skeptic Myron Ebell to head the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed the fears of many. There is a growing batch of evidence that the New York property tycoon Trump just does not take climate change seriously.
Any and all weather events are used by the GLOBAL WARMING HOAXSTERS to justify higher taxes to save our planet! They don't believe it $$$$!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2014
Trump has also questioned the existence of global warming and climate change multiple times since that infamous November 2012 tweet, describing it as “bulls—” . In another tweet he claims cold weather had forced apparent “hoaxsters” to attempt to rebrand global warming as climate change.
Diplomats at the UN global warming summit are very concerned about Trump's stance on climate change. pic.twitter.com/wZ6VbM60K8
— AJ+ (@ajplus) November 18, 2016
Obama’s Successes Reversed?
Obama made action on climate change a key focus of the latter years of his second term. The Democrat pushed for legislation and international pressure on leading burners of fossil fuels such as China and India, and appeared on UK adventurer Bear Grylls’ television show to highlight the threat.
Record low temperatures and massive amounts of snow. Where the hell is GLOBAL WARMING?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2015
Critics fear that Trump’s election success has dealt a blow to the conversation around climate change at a critical time. With countries like China and India prepared to commit to agreements, the search for the new climate leader may move to Europe or even Canada as a standard-bearer for reducing global emissions.