Global Warming Surges In February, Donald Trump Still In Denial
Donald Trump proudly posts this statement on his campaign web site: “Trump does not believe climate change is real, tweeting out his skepticism with strong language and calling it a hoax on Fox News in 2014. In a 2012 Twitter post which is no longer accessible, Trump charged that the concept of climate change was created by the Chinese to suppress the U.S. economy. In addition, Trump has expressed firm opposition to wind turbines, which he sees as an environmental and aesthetic problem.”
Trump has maintained this position for years, even as scientific data to contradict his opinion has accumulated into a virtual mountain. Yesterday, this mountain of evidence reached a dramatic new height, as NASA reported that last month, February 2016, saw a global temperature anomaly higher than any ever previously recorded. This news comes shortly after revelation of a record increase in carbon dioxide emissions in 2015.
It might have made sense to harbor some skepticism of global warming back in the 1980s, when Donald Trump was young and brash. It’s now a position that is well past its prime.
Sadly, it looks as if Donald Trump is incapable of updating his vision of reality.