Since the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement on the first of June the world has been trying to pin down what President Donald Trump believes when it comes to climate change.
After the withdrawal, the common feeling was that the President of the United States did not believe in climate change, or didn’t think man could do anything to stop it, or cause it.
Reporters tried to get an answer out of White House officials but everyone deflected the question.
The only thing we did know for sure was that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, stated that:
“global warming is occurring, [and] human activity contributes to it in some manner.”
What Pruitt says is 100% disconnected with what the president seems to act on but the ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, corroborated Pruitt’s statement.
Nikki Haley, in an interview airing on the fourth, also said that President Trump believes that the climate is changing and that “pollutants are part of the problem.”
The statements by Pruitt and Haley don’t connect in their entirety.
Scott Pruitt went on a tangent, after he gave the President’s position, on how it’s very difficult to tell how much of climate change is due to human activity.
Regardless of how difficult it is Mr. Pruitt you don’t need to worry because NASA has done the work for you.
Both Nikki Haley and Scott Pruitt’s statement go against the President’s actions.
As a politician, you can talk all you want about how you care about something, no one will believe you if your policy record shows otherwise.
While Donald Trump would like to think that history will praise him for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement I believe he will be vilified. That is, if humanity still exists after his presidency.
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