One Great Thing About Donald Trump, He’s Totally A Climate Skeptic

Tonight’s the night for the first GOP debate. At 5pm the lower polling candidates, 7 in all, will rumble, followed by a 9pm debate between the 10 top tier candidates. Will this be an attack forum or a policy forum? Time will tell. Will candidates go after some of Trump’s past Democrat leaning positions?

Republican strategist Ron Bonjean said Trump’s past positions — once describing himself as pro-choice, donating to the Clinton Foundation and other actions — indeed provide an opening to his primary opponents.

“The other Republicans on stage have an opportunity to challenge his conservative credentials,” Bonjean told FoxNews.com’s “Strategy Room.”

Again, I’m not big fan of Donald Trump when it comes to politics, because of those leanings, but, his current positions, and willingness to attack, then turn the counter-attacks from the compliant liberal media around, rather than retreating as elected Republicans almost always do, is refreshing, and making me think more positively about Trump. Oh, and then there’s this position, which has Vox’s David Roberts freaking out

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Since President Trump is inevitable, let’s look at his views on climate and en…oh god why

Donald Trump is apparently a thing. He will appear in the first Republican primary debate tomorrow, and journalists are starting to take him seriously.

Given that Trump’s chances of winning the Republican nomination have been upgraded from “impossible” to “surely still impossible, right? guys?” I thought I’d take a quick look at his thoughts on the issues of climate change and clean energy.

But when it comes to climate and energy, Trump has mostly confined himself to stray comments here and there. Mostly on Twitter.

Let’s start with climate change. Long story short: Trump’s not buying it. A chronological account:

This is followed by multiple tweets from Trump proclaiming his skepticism on human caused “climate change”.

He offered this more nuanced take to the Palin Update radio show:

The real climate change is going to be nuclear climate change if we’re not smart and tough and very, very careful because that’s a big danger and that’s a real danger. I think Obama just said that the biggest threat that we have on the planet today is climate change, and a lot of people are saying, did he really say that? We have people chopping off heads and he’s talking about climate change. I call it weather. I call it weather. You know, the weather changes.

You look back and they were calling it global cooling and global warming and global everything, but if you look back and the biggest tornados were in the 1890s, the biggest hurricanes were in the 1860s and 1870s. It’s weather. You’re going to have bad weather. So often I watch the evening newscasts and every time there is a rainstorm some place, and then they wonder why they don’t do well, they say, ‘It’s raining here and it’s raining there,’ usually leading the program. I call it weather. Maybe there’s a little bit of change, I don’t happen to believe it’s manmade.

The Donald is a big fan of fracking and nuclear energy. He’s not a big fan of solar panels, he thinks Canada has better leadership, vis a vis the Keystone XL pipeline, he’s against creating massive wildspaces destroying wind farms, calling them “environmental disasters”, and is not a big fan of the EPA (let me note that the EPA has a place in society and government, they’ve just overstepped their original mandate tremendously and in a political manner).

As far as Trump goes, I can’t find anything that shows he has flipped on the subject, from being a Warmist to a true Skeptic. So, at least when it comes to this political issue, and “climate change” is a political issue, not a scientific one, Donald Trump should be more than acceptable.

Romney was very much a believer, he just promised that he wouldn’t implement any policies. For the current crop, those who are Warmists are: Lindsay Graham, John Kasich, Chris Christie, and Jeb Bush (the article mischaracterizes Carly Fiorina’s position). Marco Rubio has flipped on the issue, having even voted for a bill regulating greenhouse gases. Add that to his immigration bill, and he’s really not a guy you can trust. Mike Huckabee has flipped on the issue, even calling for a cap and trade system back in 2007.

The rest mostly agree that the world has warmed, but, they argue causation, stating that it is mostly/solely caused by Mankind.

Another bright side for Trump is that he does believe in a clean environment, and divorces real environmental concerns from the silly “climate change” push. Let’s not forget, the watermelons have folded almost every real environmental concern under the banner of their cult. So, good for Trump. He’s slowly earning my vote.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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