Donald Trump has repeatedly referred to climate change as a hoax
In today’s PBS news his views on climate change and his intention of how to deal (or not to deal) with it (withdrawal from the Paris accord, greater dependence on coal and oil) were contrasted with those of Hillary Clinton. It is clear that the consequences for climate change politics world-wide could be disastrous, if Trump was elected.
In previous posts of this blog and in the book edited by me: The Balance of Nature and Human Impact, Cambridge University Press 2013, the physics of climate change, ecological consequences and the politics of climate change, were discussed by some leading experts. There can be no doubt that human induced climate change is real and that urgent action to limit it is required. Trump’s views on some political aspects may well appeal to some in the electorate, but overriding everything should be the consideration that he could put civilization at risk if elected. He is only one of the many ‘leaders’ in several countries who put business interests before everything else (see https://krohde.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/misleading-information-on-climate-change-and-corrections/ ), but he would be the most dangerous one if elected, because he would head the country with the largest economy.