Nov 27, 2018
President Trump said Monday he does not believe the findings in last week’s government report on climate change. Thirteen federal agencies contributed to the report, which warns that human-driven climate change threatens to shrink the U.S. economy by as much as ten percent by 2100, while increasing extreme weather events, destroying infrastructure, worsening air quality, destroying crops and leading to more frequent disease outbreaks. This is Trump speaking with reporters Monday.
President Trump: “I’ve seen it, I’ve read some of it and it’s fine.”
Reporter: “They say economic impact could be devastating—of climate change.”
President Trump: “No, I don’t believe it. No, no, I don’t believe it. And here’s the other thing. You’re going to have to have China and Japan and all of Asia and all of these other countries, you know—it addresses our country. Right now, we’re at the cleanest we’ve ever been, and that’s very important to me. But if we’re clean, but every other place on earth is dirty, that’s not so good. So, I want clean air, I want clean water. That’s very important.”