The Independent reports:
Donald Trump has again dismissed the need to tackle climate change by saying the US has the cleanest air and water “ever”. The president, speaking at the G20 Summit in Japan, also claimed that wind power “does not work” because it has to be heavily subsidized.
“I’m not sure that I agree with certain countries with what they are doing, they are losing a lot of power. I am talking about the powering of a plant.”
“It doesn’t always work with a windmill. When the wind goes off, the plant isn’t working. It doesn’t always work with solar because solar’s just not strong enough, and a lot of them want to go to wind, which has caused a lot of problems.”
The G-20 traditionally issues a formal statement opposing protectionism. The Trump administration warned before the summit it would not sign on to the statement if that warning — or another about the dangers of human-made climate change — were too strongly worded.
Although Trump’s stance on climate puts him at odds with the rest of the G-20 leaders, he insisted he’s not turning a blind eye to the hazards of a warming planet.
Trump dismisses need for climate change action: ‘We have the cleanest water we’ve ever had, we have the cleanest air’ – ‘It doesn’t always work with a windmill,’ says US president as he rejects green energy → https://t.co/cenCOjPnoy pic.twitter.com/ih3GhVwKyM
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