Donald Trump, Climate Scientist


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That headline sounds weird, right? Know why? Because it is. Despite his lack of expertise, the Donald deems it fit to call on the Nobel Committee to take back their award to Al Gore for fighting climate change. Addressing a country club crowd last week, according to the NY Post, Trump said: "With the coldest winter ever recorded, with snow setting record levels up and down the coast, the Nobel committee should take the Nobel Prize back from Al Gore."He continued: "Gore wants us to clean up our factories... when China and other countries couldn't care less... China, Japan and India are laughing at America's stupidity."

Trump is a busy guy, with his real estate holdings and reality shows, so I'll keep this quick. While the US dithers, China, for instance, is investing at a much higher rate than we are in green technologies. For super grid funding, China "will spend $7.3 billion dollars in the form of stimulus loans, grants and tax credits compared to $7.1 billion by the United States government," reports the NY Times.

A study from Oakland-based The Breakthrough Institute out last year shows how "These [three] Asian governments will invest $519 billion in clean technology between 2009 and 2013, compared to $172 billion by the U.S. government."

I guess China does care after all.

Trump joins Glenn Beck and Sens. Jim DeMint and James Inhofe as people who are using the snowstorms to deny global warming. Last week, DeMint wrote on his Twitter account: "It's going to keep snowing in DC until Al Gore cries 'uncle'". Inhofe and his grandchildren built an igloo on the national mall and adorned it with a sign that reads "Al Gore's New Home".

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