President of the United States, Donald Trump, has for years fostered a rather severe stance on climate change.
Having repeatedly mentioned that climate change is a hoax, Trump slightly altered his stance in an interview with CBS 60 Minutes on Sunday night.
Talking to the host, Trump mentioned that he certainly believes that climate change isn’t a hoax anymore, but there is still some confusion whether this is manmade or something natural that will change back again.
Talking about the important issue of climate change, Trump had some important words to say considering his strategic position as the POTUS. He said, “I think something’s happening.
Something’s changing and it’ll change back again. I don’t think it’s a hoax. I think there’s probably a difference. But I don’t know that it’s manmade. I will say this: I don’t want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don’t want to lose millions and millions of jobs.”
Trump first called climate change and global warming a hoax when he tweeted about it in 2012. The president mentioned, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” He later did go on to say that he was joking about the Chinese connection, but also said that he will still call global warming a hoax.
“I’m not denying climate change,” Trump said in the interview. “But it could very well go back. You know, we’re talking about over a … millions of years.”
According to reports from NASA, there hasn’t been a cooler than average year since 1976 and a cooler than average month since 1985. Temperatures are soaring above the average range, and as the President now agrees, climate change isn’t a hoax. However, whether this situation is manmade or a work of nature remains to be seen.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.