What did Donald Trump, the candidate in the Republican race, have to say about climate change?
Trump Would “Cancel The Paris Climate Agreement,” And “Inaccurately” Stated That Foreign Nations Would Have Control Over How America Uses Energy.
~ Donald Trump Press Release, 5/26/16; New York Times, 5/27/16]
“Trump Submitted A Plan To Build A Wall On His Golf Course To Prevent Additional Erosion From Climate Change. “
~ Donald Trump Politico; 5/23/16
Trump “said he is ‘not a big fan’ of the Paris climate accord, which prescribes reductions in carbon emissions by more than 170 countries. He said he would want to renegotiate the deal because it treats the United States unfairly and gives favorable treatment to countries like China”
~ Donald Trump, Reuters, 5/18/16]
“Our military is depleted, and we’re asking our generals and military leaders to worry about global warming. We will spend what we need to rebuild our military. It is the cheapest investment we can make. We will develop, build and purchase the best equipment known to mankind. Our military dominance must be unquestioned.”
~ Trump Campaign Website, 4/27/16]
“I think we have militarily tremendous risks. I think we’re in tremendous peril. I think our biggest form of climate change we should worry about is nuclear weapons. The biggest risk to the world, to me – I know President Obama thought it was climate change – to me the biggest risk is nuclear weapons. That’s – that is climate change. That is a disaster, and we don’t even know where the nuclear weapons are right now. We don’t know who has them. We don’t know who’s trying to get them. The biggest risk for this world and this country is nuclear weapons, the power of nuclear weapons.
~ Donald Trump, Washington Post, 3/21/16
Well it wasn't until he came along!