Climate Change is an Open Question According to Trump
President-elect Donald Trump told “Fox News Sunday’s” Chris Wallace, “Nobody really knows if climate change is real.” He continued, “I’m still open-minded. Nobody really knows. Look, I’m somebody that gets it, and nobody really knows. It’s not something that’s so hard and fast.” Trump told Wallace he is studying whether the United States should withdraw from its commitment to limit environmental output made at the Paris summit last year.
Trump Has Differing Opinions on Climate Change
The majority of climate scientists say it is real and humans contribute to it. NASA has reported, “at least 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.” While campaigning for president Trump called climate change a “hoax” that is being pushed by China. In recent weeks he has shown a great interest in looking into the issue. Ivanka Trump, his daughter, has said publicly that she plans to take on the issue as one of her platforms.
People are looking at Trump’s appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is a climate change doubter. He is presently suing the EPA. His nomination is causing concern among environmentalists.