The Donald on global warming
Long story short: Trump's not buying it. Very clear on Twitter:
It's snowing & freezing in NYC. What the hell ever happened to global warming?- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2013
Ice storm rolls from Texas to Tennessee - I'm in Los Angeles and it's freezing. Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2013
We should be focused on clean and beautiful air-not expensive and business closing GLOBAL WARMING-a total hoax!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2013
NBC News just called it the great freeze - coldest weather in years. Is our country still spending money on the GLOBAL WARMING HOAX?- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2014
Any and all weather events are used by the GLOBAL WARMING HOAXSTERS to justify higher taxes to save our planet! They don't believe it $$$$!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2014
He offered this more nuanced take to the Palin Update radio show:
The real climate change is going to be nuclear climate change if we're not smart and tough and very, very careful because that's a big danger and that's a real danger. I think Obama just said that the biggest threat that we have on the planet today is climate change, and a lot of people are saying, did he really say that? We have people chopping off heads and he's talking about climate change. I call it weather. I call it weather. You know, the weather changes.
You look back and they were calling it global cooling and global warming and global everything, but if you look back and the biggest tornados were in the 1890s, the biggest hurricanes were in the 1860s and 1870s. It's weather. You're going to have bad weather. So often I watch the evening newscasts and every time there is a rainstorm some place, and then they wonder why they don't do well, they say, `It's raining here and it's raining there,' usually leading the program. I call it weather. Maybe there's a little bit of change, I don't happen to believe it's manmade.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).