Every Insane Thing Donald Trump Has Said About Global Warming

by Jeremy Schulman at motherjones.com


Donald Trump has a lot of things to say about global warming. He’s called it an urgent problem, and he’s called it a hoax. He’s claimed it’s a scam invented by the Chinese, and he’s denied ever saying that.

Some environmental activists initially pointed to Trump’s unpredictable statements as evidence that he might not follow through on his campaign pledges to dismantle the Obama administration’s climate legacy. But as president, he quickly signed an executive order rolling back key Obama-era limits on greenhouse gas emissions. Then he declared his intention to pull the United States out of the historic Paris climate agreement. “Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS,” he tweeted in November 2018. “Whatever happened to Global Warming?”

For those keeping score at home, here’s a timeline of the Donald’s thoughts and actions on global warming. We’ll update it from time to time.