Now, it's a hoax. Then:
As negotiators headed to Copenhagen in December 2009 to forge a global climate pact, concerned U.S. business leaders and liberal luminaries took out a full-page ad in the New York Times calling for aggressive climate action. In an open letter to President Obama and the U.S. Congress, they declared: “If we fail to act now, it is scientifically irrefutable that there will be catastrophic and irreversible consequences for humanity and our planet.”
One of the signatories of that letter: Donald Trump.
Also signed by Trump’s three adult children, the letter called for passage of U.S. climate legislation, investment in the clean energy economy, and leadership to inspire the rest of the world to join the fight against climate change.
“We support your effort to ensure meaningful and effective measures to control climate change, an immediate challenge facing the United States and the world today,” the letter tells the president and Congress. “Please allow us, the United States of America, to serve in modeling the change necessary to protect humanity and our planet.”
Oh, it's worse than that, Mac...
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/d ... rse-223436
Trump acknowledges climate change — at his golf course
The billionaire, who called global warming a hoax, warns of its dire effects in his company's application to build a sea wall.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/d ... z4B8JDqz74
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On the campaign trail, he publicly spews the party line on climate change. However, when it comes to REALITY...when it affects HIM, he CLEARLY is a believer!
A permit application for the wall, filed by Trump International Golf Links Ireland and reviewed by POLITICO, explicitly cites global warming and its consequences — increased erosion due to rising sea levels and extreme weather this century — as a chief justification for building the structure.
“It's diabolical," said former South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis, an advocate of conservative solutions to climate change. “Donald Trump is working to ensure his at-risk properties and his company is trying to figure out how to deal with sea level rise. Meanwhile, he’s saying things to audiences that he must know are not true. … You have a soft place in your heart for people who are honestly ignorant, but people who are deceitful, that’s a different thing.”
The "honestly ignorant" could be Erik K (I think). The deceitful...that would be Mark Casper...JIMD..Joe P, Mugsy.
As for Trump:
Trump’s company has warned not only the county council of the perils of climate change, but also local residents. An appendix to TIGL’s planning application includes a scan of a brochure that the company has distributed to residents to make the case for building the proposed coastal protection works. The heading of one page — emblazoned with a “Trump Doonbeg” logo — is “Need for Coastal Protection.” The page lists four bullet points, the last of which is, "Predicted sea level rise and more frequent storm events will increase the rate of erosion throughout the 21st century."
Trump is the ultimate example of pandering to the electorate. He KNOWS the reality. On many issues.
But he doesn't care (in public). In ANY situation, he just tells the audience what he thinks they want to hear. And if there is blowback from something he says, he just walks it right back, and reverses course.
How any moron can vote for that is beyond me.
But it won't matter..As I have been saying for months and months, Hillary is a shoe-in. It's all falling into place. Bernie is showing clear signs (finally) of getting behind her. Warren may well be the VP - a truly historic ticket. And she is a pitbull bashing Trump - his worst nightmare.
Yeah - I wish Warren would top the ticket - who doesn't.
Bernie has pledged to help stop Trump at all costs, and he will. And his supporters will grumble, but they will eventually choose the lesser of two evils...especially if Bernie urges them to, and Warren as well.
Scituate BOS, BU Prof and scientist Rick Murray: The only real answer is retreat. I feel for these people...They inherited their house from their great grandmother or spent a lot of money to buy it. But...we are fighting a losing battle with the sea.