WHAT ARE DONALD TRUMP'S BELIEFS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING?
Donald Trump believes that global warming is not one of the bigger issues that the world is currently facing. In fact, according to journalist Andrew Griffin,“[Trump’s] administration had instructed EPA's communications team to remove the website's climate change page.” Trump’s decision to remove the page reveals that he does not want people to worry about global warming. Donald Trump has hinted to global warming as not being a real problem. Although 97% of scientists believe that global warming is occurring, Donald Trump said,”I'm still open-minded. Nobody really knows”(Kenny). Since he is not easily convinced, he will most likely not pass many laws regarding global warming. As a result, people may be questioning what things Donald Trump is so engaged with.
WHAT IS THE WORLD’S OPINION ON TRUMP’S VIEW OF GLOBAL WARMING?
World leaders tend to not agree with Trump and his opinion on global warming. In fact, Tom Phillips a journalist for The Guardian, states,”China has rejected Donald Trump’s claims that climate change is a Chinese hoax, urging the US president-elect to take a “smart decision” over his country’s commitment to the fight against global warming.” The United States and China being the two largest greenhouse gas emitters, shows that Trump is making a mistake to “fight against global warming”. Trump’s decision to quit the Paris Climate Change agreement is not only upsetting China but also upsetting the United States former president. President Obama talked about the U.S. signing the Paris agreement and stated,“...made our economy more efficient, it’s helped the bottom line of folks and it's cleaned up the environment.” This shows how president Obama believes signing the Paris agreement has helped the environment. Global warming as a whole is a very big phenomenon that is affecting everyone around the world. As a result, not only do other people not agree with trump but neither do climate scientist.
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What does global warming mean for the world in the future?
Several people are concerned about what may happen with global warming being in process, and the changes the earth might suffer from it. In the article “Future of Climate Change” it states,“Increases in average global temperatures are expected to be within the range of 0.5°F to 8.6°F by 2100.” Temperatures rising does not help places like Antarctica and the people/animals that live there. Within the next century with temperatures rising it will also cause more severe things to happen around the world. The article “How Will Global Warming Change Earth?” states,”Longer, more intense heat waves will become more common. Storms, floods, and droughts will generally be more severe as precipitation patterns change.” More common heat waves will cause more and more glaciers to melt and the sea level to rise. As scientist observe climate change more, we should expect more severe storms, which will also cause sea levels to rise and most likely cause land loss or land destruction. If we as people do not put a stop Trump's decision to shut down the EPA we will have to mitigate and just live with the outcome.