"Man-made or not, there's something there, and it's going to go back and forth", Trump said.
However, he announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, which commits another 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels and "endeavour to limit" them even more, to 1.5C. "The report makes clear that even a half-degree increase in warming makes a huge difference - damaging our economy and our future", Keith Gaby, senior communications director at the Environmental Defense Fund, told IFLScience, adding: "We think it is possible to limit warming if we act boldly and quickly".
"When you talk about environment, I am truly an environmentalist", Trump told reporters in Florida when asked about a recent U.S. research which says that climate change will make the strongest hurricanes even stronger.
Donald Trump stopped by '60 Minutes, ' and while there, he confessed he believes climate change is not a result of human actions and it will reverse itself naturally, or in his words, 'go back'. "You know, which group drew it, because I can give you reports that are fabulous and I can give you reports that aren't so good". "I don't wanna be put at a disadvantage".
Interviewer Leslie Stahl asked the president: "What about the scientists who say it's worse than ever?" Trump accused scientists who say hurricanes are getting more frequent and intense because of climate change of having "a very big political agenda".
In 2012 Trump tweeted: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive", which he later claimed to be a joke. He's also called it an "expensive hoax" several times on the social media platform, including both here and here.
What did Mr Trump say about climate change?So naturally, he's made the same wisecrack several times, until even those who might've found it amusing the first time, MUST think it's overdone by now.
The President is once again discussing the very serious topic of global warming without actually doing his homework. Where the hell is GLOBAL WARMING??? "In that orderly and formal way and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the USA under Trump". "Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming".
Temperature records kept by Nasa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that the world has not had a cooler-than-average year since 1976 or a cooler-than-normal month since the end of 1985. So, it's not likely.