Monday, 19 November, 2018

Trump on climate change: 'Man-made or not, I mean, there's something there'

Climate-Change-Compels-Trump-To-Say-That-There-Is-Something-There Trump tells '60 Minutes' that climate change will 'change back again'
Theresa Hayes | 16 October, 2018, 16:45

Actor Alec Baldwin has urged voters to overthrow Donald Trump at the polls.

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) denounced the White House for its "dangerous" rejection of climate science and slammed Trump for working hand-in-hand with Big Oil to make "a bad situation worse".

"What the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said is that we have 12 years - 12 years to substantially cut the amount of carbon in our atmosphere or this planet, our country, the rest of the world, is going to suffer irreversible damage", the Vermont senator continued. I think there's probably a difference. "You know, which group drew it, because I can give you reports that are fabulous and I can give you reports that aren't so good". I don't wanna lose millions and millions of jobs.

President Trump on Monday once again backed off his previous claim that climate change is a hoax, but would not say whether or not he believed it was a man-made problem.

Scientists say that natural fluctuations in temperature are being exacerbated by human activity - which have caused approximately 1C of global warming above pre-industrial levels. "Hopefully we'll go back to many years of having none".

May said the United Nations report is telling humanity: "You've got one chance to protect your kids' world, you've got one chance, and it's expiring in about 10-12 years, to hold global average temperature to no more than 1.5 degrees and if you miss that ... you end up in a situation where the worst case scenario isn't bad weather, it's the collapse of our civilization and the extinction of millions of species, potentially including us".

Trump's resistance to acknowledge human-induced climate change is at odds with findings made by his own scientists at NASA and NOAA, but the president told the program he has "scientists that disagree with that". The agreement set voluntary greenhouse gas emission targets in an effort to lessen the impact of fossil fuels.

On a different topic, Mr Trump said that he's been surprised by Washington being a tough, deceptive and divisive place, though some accuse the former property tycoon of those same tactics. I will say this. The Guardian compared the U.S. president's comments to the science.

"You know, I- I was thinking what if he said, 'No, I've seen the hurricane situations, I've changed my mind".

"This is the most deceptive, vicious world".

Last night, actor Alec Baldwin urged voters to "overthrow" the USA government led by Mr Trump at the ballot box.

Mr Trump had said that climate change was a hoax during his election campaign in 2016, but he has generally avoided taking a clear stance on the issue since taking office. "We change governments here at home in an orderly and formal way", he said. It isn't too late, but we need to act sooner rather than later. "This cadre has looted money from the federal treasury and deposited it directly into the bank accounts of their most ardent political supporters".

He said: "There is a small cadre of people now in power who are hell-bent on continuing a malicious immigration policy that has set this country up for human rights violations charges".