The Donald Acknowledges Climate Change At His Irish Golf Course Or Something

by William Teach | May 23, 2016 7:16 am

There’s an axiom for the Internet that the majority of people tend to read the first 3 paragraphs or for 30 seconds, so, get your main points in quickly. Here’s a perfect example, where Politico writer Ben Schreckinger, and whichever editor wrote the headline, attempt to set a Tone

Trump acknowledges climate change — at his golf course[1]
The billionaire, who called global warming a hoax, warns of its dire effects in his company’s application to build a sea wall.

Donald Trump says he is “not a big believer in global warming.” He has called it “a total hoax,” “bullshit” and “pseudoscience.”

But he is also trying to build a sea wall designed to protect one of his golf courses from “global warming and its effects.”

Donald Trump says he is “not a big believer in global warming.” He has called it “a total hoax,” “bullshit” and “pseudoscience.”

But he is also trying to build a sea wall designed to protect one of his golf courses from “global warming and its effects.”

The zoning application raises further questions about how the billionaire developer would confront a risk he has publicly minimized but that has been identified as a defining challenge of this era by world leaders, global industry and the American military. His public disavowal of climate science at the same time he moves to secure his own holdings against the effects of climate change also illustrates the conflict between his political rhetoric and the realities of running a business with seaside assets in the 21st century.

That’s 5 paragraphs, 4 of them very short, or about 30 seconds of reading. And you’ll certainly come away with the opinion that what Donald says in public is different from what he does in private, right? That’s certainly what I came away with while initially reading this on my tablet. The next paragraph even features a quote from super squishy ‘climate change’ believing Bob Inglis (R-SC) exactly to that effect. One has to wonder if it is true. It certainly seems like Trump is backsliding a bit[2].

Trump bought the resort in 2014. The area was hit by some storms afterwards, causing some erosion, both things that have happened throughout the history of the earth, yet are now blamed on man-induced climate change. Trump tried to build a seawall for protection. Sea walls have been used for thousands of years by mankind to protect against storms and minimize erosion. He was turned down. So…

Earlier this month, after failing to win special approval from the national government for the structure, Trump re-submitted a planning application with the Clare County Council seeking permission to build the wall, which would consist of 200,000 tons of rock distributed along two miles of beach. As part of the application, Trump International Golf Links submitted an environmental impact statement — prepared by an Irish environmental consultancy — which argues that erosion is likely to accelerate as sea levels rise more quickly.

The application included an Irish study that was super concerned about sea rise from Hotcoldwetdry, and whined about erosion from bigger, more frequent storms. You know, the standard Warmist gripes, that haven’t really come to pass. Team Trump went all in on their application with ‘climate change’.

The question here is, was this done because Trump really believes or because they had to play the game in order to get the permit? Dublin[3] shows just .07 millimeters a year sea rise, which is equivalent to .02 feet of sea rise over 100 years. Even looking at UK stations[4], they are all well below even a foot of sea rise over 100 years. Was this all just a game by Trump to get a permit? And, even if one has a minor concern about sea rise and changes in climate which cause Bad Weather, it could be concerns based on climate change being mostly/solely caused by nature.

So, is this the real position of Trump, or simply a business decision to take advantage of the beliefs of Warmists to get the sea wall permit? Someone should ask Trump. Perhaps they should have asked the Trump campaign for a response. Which Politico failed to do. It is interesting how deep the media will dig when it comes to a Republican politician, while not doing the same for Democrats.

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