Donald Trump backs away from vow to pull out of the Paris climate agreement


mentalfloss
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Heeeeeere comes the Salt-Right..


Donald Trump backs away from vow to pull out of the Paris climate agreement

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was keeping an open mind on whether to pull out of a landmark international accord to fight climate change, in a softening of his stance toward global warming.

Trump told the New York Times in an interview that he thinks there is “some connectivity” between human activity and global warming, despite previously describing climate change as a hoax.

A source on Trump’s transition team told Reuters earlier this month that the New York businessman was seeking quick ways to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat climate change.

But asked on Tuesday whether the United States would withdraw from the accord, the Republican said: “I’m looking at it very closely. I have an open mind to it.”

A U.S. withdrawal from the pact, agreed to by almost 200 countries, would set back international efforts to limit rising temperatures that have been linked to the extinctions of animals and plants, heat waves, floods and rising sea levels. .

Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, also said he was thinking about climate change and American competitiveness and “how much it will cost our companies,” he said, according to a tweet by a Times reporter in the interview.

Two people advising Trump’s transition team on energy and environment issues said they were caught off guard by his remarks.

A shift on global warming is the latest sign Trump might be backing away from some of his campaign rhetoric as life in the Oval Office approaches.

Trump has said he might have to build a fence, rather than a wall, in some areas of the U.S.-Mexican border to stop illegal immigration, tweaking one of his signature campaign promises.

Also in Tuesday’s interview, he showed little appetite for pressing investigations of his Democratic rival in the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump backs away from vow to pull out of the Paris climate agreement - National | Globalnews.ca (external - login to view)
 
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DaSleeper
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coldstream
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I searched through the transcript of the NYT interview and found this. This was the entire formal statement by Donald Trump in the NYT interview on so called 'Climate Change'.

NYT - Just one quick clarification on the climate change, do you intend to, as you said, pull out of the Paris Climate Accord…

TRUMP - I’m going to take a look at it.

Now you have screaming headlines that Trump is revisiting his skepticism and outright denial of the fraudulent concoction of AGW that has spanned decades. He hasn't. He sees it for what it is, a giant drain on economic potential for a non existent 'threat'.

Trump is, at heart, a salesman, and, tends to frame his remarks to appeal to his immediate audience.
Last edited by coldstream; Nov 23rd, 2016 at 01:33 PM..
 
Cannuck
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Other than hiring a bunch of racists, has Trump done or said anything positive (in the past week) in the eyes of Das, Loc and the rest of the confused Trumpites. I know he still wants to bring in tariffs (aka - taxes) and run up the deficit. I suppose, being pretend conservatives, that must make them happy
 
Locutus
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petros
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At least they have jobs.

How is the search coming along? You are going to need a verifiable list of places you applied for.

Don't waste your time on here, you are going to need a job after being cut off and fined double what EI paid you.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
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Shouldn't somebody get you a tissue?
 
petros
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Why? I'm not the only who will be broke this winter.
 
Danbones
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“I’m looking at it very closely. I have an open mind to it.”
in other words no decision made

lefties full of poop again...after being proven full of poop the same way on another thread
lather rinse repeat, expecting a different result...
 
TenPenny
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If he now says that he 'has an open mind to it', that's quite a different stance than saying he would pull out of it.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

“I’m looking at it very closely. I have an open mind to it.”
in other words no decision made

lefties full of poop again...after being proven full of poop the same way on another thread
lather rinse repeat, expecting a different result...

If this has the same slant as the Hillary Headline then the Media is twisting the words like they usually do. The American stance on global warming is what he will pull out of and look at global cooling a lot closer to see what changes will be made to lessen the danger to people. If twister get stronger and more in number then making a house wind proof might be needed to save lives and lessen property damage. It might be as simple as an easy mod to existing roofs and putting an earthen berm 1/2 way up the exterior walls

Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

If he now says that he 'has an open mind to it', that's quite a different stance than saying he would pull out of it.

He would contribute by submitting a global cooling scene for the east side of the US and Canada and what actual changes that would bring. Non sense dredging the Mississippi for barges if the river is going to rise 50 ft due to increased runoff. Moving the population to higher ground would be something that could be done but the climate change data better be correct The southern deserts would get more rain so they would replace the farmland that would be lost to the frost, and then some once Mexico is included.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

 
MHz
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Your posts are better when you don't type anything.
 
mentalfloss
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Yours are better when you don't post.
 
Mokkajava
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This site is mental
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

Other than hiring a bunch of racists, has Trump done or said anything positive (in the past week) in the eyes of Das, Loc and the rest of the confused Trumpites. I know he still wants to bring in tariffs (aka - taxes) and run up the deficit. I suppose, being pretend conservatives, that must make them happy

I'm sure this will all help the dumb, blue collar workers who voted him in
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by MokkajavaView Post

This site is mental

I think most are here because they got banned from all other chat forums. I can see why. Think of then as trolls who are without any humor.
 
Mowich
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

If he now says that he 'has an open mind to it', that's quite a different stance than saying he would pull out of it.

Ah but he didn't say the open mind bit, TP............he said he would take a look at it. Taking a look does not necessarily require an open mind. None-the-less, it is a slight softening of his former stance on the subject.
 
Colpy
Conservative
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Yep.

Trump is a liar and a con-man.

Surprize! Surprize!
 
mentalfloss
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But he's going to clean up Washington and get rid of the elite!
 
Mokkajava
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

I think most are here because they got banned from all other chat forums. I can see why. Think of then as trolls who are without any humor.

Noted !
 
Ludlow
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How bout that Trump eh?
 
darkbeaver
Republican
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[QUOTE=mentalfloss;2375522]Heeeeeere comes the Salt-Right../QUOTE]

He said "some connectivity". He's a genius, he's correct. Some covers barely attached to entirely dependent. Have some more champagne.

I have some connectivity to the pole star. Hardly taxable however. Your heros can't reliably fix the fukking potholes, how in fuk do you expect them to intervene successfully in star system dynamics?

The climate begins and ends far far away. In the beginning there was an end, which ended when the begginning begun.

My carbon footprint in your slopeing forehead. Get off my front steps with your carbon tax collection can or I'll put the dogs on you. Leftist twit.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I'm sure this will all help the dumb, blue collar workers who voted him in

Obvious troll is obvious.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

I think most are here because they got banned from all other chat forums. I can see why. Think of then as trolls who are without any humor.

What's your story Sap? Other than being crazier than a shyt house rat.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

Obvious troll is obvious.

Obvious truth is obvious.
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Is that for real? It is one of the most naive set of proposals I have ever seen. Incredibly he has already broken several of his promises before even taking office.
 
mentalfloss
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There's a sufficiently large proportion of naive people who will read that and actually believe it.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar SinisterView Post

Is that for real? It is one of the most naive set of proposals I have ever seen. Incredibly he has already broken several of his promises before even taking office.

of course not...it was made by a frog.
 
mentalfloss
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Yes, we're already aware of the Salt-Right.
 
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