But Trump said he pushed back at the suggestion the US should do more.He said: “I did say, ‘Well, the United States right now has among the cleanest climates there are based on all statistics.’ And it’s even getting better because I agree with that we want the best water, the cleanest water. It’s crystal clean, has to be crystal clean clear.” Trump added: “China, India, Russia, many other nations, they have not very good air, not very good water, and the sense of pollution. If you go to certain cities … you can’t even breathe, and now that air is going up … They don’t do the responsibility.”
Asked by Piers Morgan if he accepted the science on climate change, Trump said: “I believe there’s a change in weather, and I think it changes both ways. Don’t forget, it used to be called global warming, that wasn’t working, then it was called climate change. Now it’s actually called extreme weather, because with extreme weather you can’t miss.” Morgan did not ask Trump about his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement. And Trump swerved a question about whether the Prince of Wales had persuaded him to move his stance on the climate crisis. “I’ll tell you what moved me is his passion for future generations,” Trump said.
The number of days of extreme bushfire danger in southern and eastern Australia could almost triple by the end of the century? Climate models driven by the most extreme scenario recognised in the IPCC report have produced this prognosis. The scenario assumes the continuation of the current path of emission levels.
During the interview – Trump’s third with Morgan since his inauguration – the president said he had not called the Duchess of Sussex “nasty” in an interview with the Sun before his visit. But he added: “What she said was nasty based on what they told me.”Trump also appeared to backtrack on his earlier claim that the NHS was “on the table” in a post-Brexit trade deal, telling Morgan he did not see the cherished institution as “part of trade”.
CLIMATE CHANGE FACT: There is no scientific debate about the reality of climate change. Multiple studies show that a massive 97 per cent of researchers believe global warming is happening and that they agree that trends observed over the last past century are probably due to human activity. But climate change is considered only the third most serious issue facing the world by the world's population, behind international terrorism and poverty, hunger and the lack of drinking water, according to YouGov research.
“I don’t see it being on the table. Somebody asked me a question today and I said everything’s up for negotiation because everything is, but I don’t see it being on the table. That’s something I wouldn’t consider part of trade, that’s not trade,” he said.On Tuesday, the president sparked uproar after telling reporters at a press conference alongside Theresa May that US companies should have market access to every sector of the British economy as part of any post-Brexit trade deal, including the NHS .
Trump’s statement drew immediate condemnation from several Conservative leadership hopefuls as well as senior Labour politicians. There are widespread concerns in the UK about US firms promising to provide cost-cutting health services and wanting to sell food produced to lower environmental and animal welfare standards, such as chlorine-washed chicken .In his interview, Trump also softened his stance towards Jeremy Corbyn after telling Tuesday’s press conference he had rejected a request to meet the Labour leader, whom he called a “negative force”.
Trump said a future meeting with Corbyn was “always possible”. He said: “He wanted to meet. It was very tough to meet and probably inappropriate to meet, to be honest with you.” And Trump said the chance of Corbyn winning the next election was a “long shot”. Trump also gave some further views on the Conservative leadership candidates, repeating that he did not know Michael Gove despite the fact Gove interviewed Trump for the Times in 2017. He said: “I don’t know him. I met him last night at the dinner for the first time. I thought he was very good. You have a lot of good people running. I was saying to the Queen last night, the choice of your next prime minister is very important.”
The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate change issued in 2006 estimates that if we don’t act, the overall costs and risks of climate change will be equivalent to losing at least 5% of global GDP each year. If a wider range of risks and impacts is taken into account, the estimates of damage could rise to 20% of GDP or more. In contrast, the costs of action – reducing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change – can be limited to around 1% of global GDP each year.
He went on to lavish more praise on Boris Johnson, whom he has previously described as a friend, and Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, who has reportedly become close to Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. He said of Johnson: “I do think he’s a good person. I think it’s going to be a very interesting … But they’re good people. They’re good people, and Jeremy’s very good. I’ve gotten to know Jeremy.”
A London-based sustainable building materials company, EnviroBuild, saw a resemblance between the serpentine creature, which is nearly blind and burrows underground, and Trump, who has called the evidence of global warming a “hoax.” EnviroBuild, which paid $25,000 for the naming rights at an auction this month, said on Tuesday that it had chosen “Dermophis donaldtrumpi” in recognition of the president’s position on climate change.