November 23, 2016

Trump "softening" on climate change?

In case you were worried that President Elect Trump is already sinking in the swamp muck, don't.

JAMES BENNET, [NY Times] editorial page editor: When you say an open mind, you mean youíre just not sure whether human activity causes climate change? Do you think human activity is or isnít connected?

TRUMP: I think right now Ö well, I think there is some connectivity. There is some, something. It depends on how much. It also depends on how much itís going to cost our companies. You have to understand, our companies are noncompetitive right now.

Theyíre really largely noncompetitive. About four weeks ago, I started adding a certain little sentence into a lot of my speeches, that weíve lost 70,000 factories since W. Bush. 70,000. When I first looked at the number, I said: ĎThat must be a typo. It canít be 70, you canít have 70,000, you wouldnít think you have 70,000 factories here.í And it wasnít a typo, itís right. Weíve lost 70,000 factories.

Weíre not a competitive nation with other nations anymore. We have to make ourselves competitive. Weíre not competitive for a lot of reasons.

Thatís becoming more and more of the reason. Because a lot of these countries that we do business with, they make deals with our president, or whoever, and then they donít adhere to the deals, you know that. And itís much less expensive for their companies to produce products. So Iím going to be studying that very hard, and I think I have a very big voice in it. And I think my voice is listened to, especially by people that donít believe in it. And weíll let you know.

FRIEDMAN: Iíd hate to see Royal Aberdeen underwater.

TRUMP: The North Sea, that could be, thatís a good one, right?

As for the big enchilada, the Paris Accord (the world's most expensive treaty, estimated to cost $1 trillion - $2 trillion per year) Trump remains cool.

SHEAR: Just one quick clarification on the climate change, do you intend to, as you said, pull out of the Paris Climate Ö

TRUMP: Iím going to take a look at it.

Deleterious Anthropogenic Warming of the Globe Trump Revolution Posted by JohnGalt at November 23, 2016 3:07 PM
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