Why does Donald Trump deny global warming

Trump on snowstorm: A little bit of climate change wouldn't be bad

It is not only snowing heavily in Europe at the moment, the onset of winter also overtakes the USA. Reason enough for US President Donald Trump to make fun of global warming. The president warned US citizens of snow and cold on Sunday and wished for a bit of warmth: "Wouldn't be bad to have a little bit of this good old-fashioned climate change now!"

It's not the first time that the US president has been amused by global warming: Freezing temperatures caused Trump to issue a similar tweet two years ago. And in 2013 he announced on Twitter: "Global warming is a total, and very expensive, joke!"

It was not until October that the president said in an interview with the US broadcaster CBS that he would "not deny" climate change. But he doubts analyzes by scientists, according to which human actions are responsible for the rising temperatures worldwide. "Scientists have a political agenda," said Trump.

The United States is a bad country

The USA is making a significant contribution to climate change. The United States is the second largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world after China. In 2018, the United States saw its largest increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in eight years. According to an estimate by the US analysis company Rhodium Group, emissions increased by 3.4 percent.

According to the survey, this is the second largest increase in more than two decades. However, for the third year in a row, the transportation sector is the largest US source of emissions. Car emissions have decreased, but planes and trucks grew strongly due to the booming economy. (red, January 20, 2019)