Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
1-min read

Climate Change Scientists Have 'Big Political Agenda', Alleges Trump

Trump accused scientists of having a 'very big political agenda' and asserted that he does not want to put the US, the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, at a disadvantage in responding to climate change.

PTI

Updated:October 15, 2018, 4:43 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Climate Change Scientists Have 'Big Political Agenda', Alleges Trump
File photo of US President Donald Trump. (Image: Reuters)
Loading...

Washington: President Donald Trump has backed off from his claim that climate change is a "hoax", but accused climate scientists of having a "very big political agenda".

The comments by Trump, who in June last year pulled the US out of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, was made during an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes. It come less than a week after climate scientists issued a final call to halt rising temperatures.

Last week's report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the leading international body evaluating climate change - warned the world was heading towards a temperature rise of 3C.

In an interview, Trump accused scientists of having a "very big political agenda" and asserted that he does not want to put the US, the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, at a disadvantage in responding to climate change.

Asked whether he still thinks climate change is a hoax, Trump said, "I think something's happening. Something's changing and it'll change back again. I don't think it's a hoax, I think there's probably a difference. But I don't know that it's manmade."

"I will say this. I don't wanna give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don't wanna lose millions and millions of jobs. I don't wanna be put at a disadvantage," the US president said.

Trump, who had previously called the climate change a "hoax", last year pulled the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change arguing that deal agreed by more than 190 nations unfairly benefited countries like India and China and hit American economy and jobs.

When asked if he could go to Greenland, watch these huge chunks of ice just falling into the ocean, raising the sea levels, Trump said one doesn't know whether or not that would have happened with or without man.

"I'm not denying climate change. But it could very well go back. You know, we're talkin' about over a millions of years." Trump accused scientists who say hurricanes are getting more frequent and intense because of climate change of having "a very big political agenda".

"They say that we had hurricanes that were far worse than what we just had with (Hurricane) Michael," Trump said. "You'd have to show me the scientists because they have a very big political agenda, he said.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results