Trump’s ‘control-alt-delete’ on climate change policy Trump : The best thing ever for climate change?
Trump team moving away from supporters on climate science Does Trump believe in climate change?
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump signed the order while flanked by coal miners President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change.
President Trump is signalling a significant change in the widely held philosophy that CO2 is the enemy, the main driver of climate change.
Matt McGrath, BBC environment correspondent This order signed by President Trump is both a practical and a philosophical attempt to change the US narrative on climate change.
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Spicer dodges question on whether Trump still believes climate change is a hoax
| Getty Spicer dodges question on whether Trump still believes climate change is a hoax White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to say Tuesday whether President Donald Trump still believes that climate change is a hoax.
Story Continued Below“Does the president still believe that climate change is a hoax?” a reporter asked Spicer on Tuesday.
“I think you’ll hear more today about the climate and what he believes,” Spicer said.
“The president strongly believes that protecting the environment and promoting our economy are not mutually exclusive goals,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer says.
The president famously tweeted as a private citizen that climate change is a “hoax” and was mocked by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a debate for claiming it was created by the Chinese.
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The social cost of carbon attempted to put a price on the cost of each ton of carbon emissions.
President Trump on Tuesday signed a far-reaching executive order that dismantles many of the pillars of his predecessor’s climate-change agenda and, the White House argues, accelerates the U.S. down the road toward energy independence.
“President Trump just delivered a decisive win for every American who wants to see more manufacturing jobs in our country and true energy security.
In fact, Trump’s sweeping order is the single biggest attack on climate action in U.S. history, period,” said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club.
More broadly, the order also rescinds the Obama administration’s “Climate Action Plan,” a comprehensive blueprint that served as the underpinning for a government-wide effort to tackle greenhouse-gas emissions.
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