Trump Accuses Climate Scientists Of ‘Political Agenda’
President Trump Says Climate Change Isn't a Hoax, but Thinks It Might 'Change Back Again'
October 14, 2018 (Associated Press via Time Magazine)
’ “…[The president] is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn’t know if it’s manmade and suggests that the climate will ‘change back again.’ In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, Trump said he doesn’t want to put the U.S. at a disadvantage in responding to climate change…[He said] “Something’s changing and it’ll change back again”… [and added] “I don’t know that it’s manmade” [and] I don’t want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don’t want to lose millions and millions of jobs” …[T] emperature records kept by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that the world hasn’t had a cooler-than-average year since 1976 or a cooler-than-normal month since the end of 1985…
…[Asked about climate scientists’ findings, the president said] “You’d have to show me the scientists because they have a very big political agenda.” [The] Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a warning [last week] that global warming would increase climate-related risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security and economic growth…[and said that] Earth’s weather, health and ecosystems would be in better shape if the world’s leaders could somehow limit future human-caused warming…” click here for more