Trump Backs Off From Assertion Global Warming is a ‘Hoax’

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President-elect Donald Trump abruptly abandoned some of his most tendentious campaign promises Tuesday, saying he does not plan to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email system or the dealings of her family foundation, has an “open mind” about a climate-change accord from which he vowed to withdraw the United States and is no longer certain that torturing terrorism suspects is a good idea.

Trump shifted position on climate change, saying he believes there is “some connectivity” between human activity and rising global temperatures.

In 2012, he had brushed off that idea as a Chinese hoax, tweeting: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

Asked whether he plans to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate accord, he said he is keeping “an open mind to it.” The deal negotiated by nearly 200 countries last year commits them to a global push to reduce greenhouse gases.

Trump, however, has repeatedly said the agreement is bad for U.S. businesses. In a speech in May, he declared that during his first 100 days in office, “we’re going to cancel the Paris climate agreement and stop all payments of U.S. tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs.”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Weather it’s a hoax is not the point you don’t kill people today to save them for catastrophe in 50 years from now especially when the rest of the world I living by totally different roles it’s kind of like not walking into a house with muddy boots even though free on the people in front of you did. Is really won’t help much that you walked in with clean shoes

  2. Mr. Flip It and Win.

    The animals in the USA who vote for hate call are so much more numerous than even the human mind today. Trump might have just had a hate campaign knowing that the animal vote would help him win. Curious if he will make the future more of any sort of liberal value. Curious but he might just want the office to promote his business and personal agenda.

    Does anyone know who was elected this year? Hard to know.

    No idea what his tax pages were either.

    So much for human gifted hope but this is at least good. Global warming is scientifically known.

    Where are the rights of man?

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