President Donald Trump is seen at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Friday President Donald Trump was the only…
President Donald Trump is seen at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Friday
President Donald Trump was the only leader of the 20th summit in Argentina who refused to sign a statement that repeated a commitment to combat climate change.
At the end of the Buenos Aires conference, the leader of the forum consisting of 1
9 countries and the European Union agreed to fix the world trade system – but only 19 of them agreed to support the Paris agreement on combating climate change.
Applause rose in the hall Saturday when leaders, including Trump, signed a final statement at the end of a two-day summit.
The statement acknowledges deficiencies in the world trade system and calls for reform by the World Trade Organization.
It does not mention pr otectionism but because the negotiator said that the United States had opposed it.
The statement said 19 members reiterated their commitment to the Paris agreement on climate, but the United States reiterates its decision to withdraw.
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A copy was obtained by The Associated Press.
Trump is still a skeptic of climate change.
In an interview Tuesday with Washington Post, the president said he doubted the scientific agreement that the planet is getting warmer due to artificial pollutants released into the air.
“One of the problems many people like me, we have very high levels of intelligence, but we are not necessarily such believers,” said the president.
“You look at our air and our water and it is currently on record.”
When asked about climate change caused by humans, Trump said: “Whether or not it’s artificial and whether the effects you have talking about is there, I do not see it – almost not as it is. “
Last week, the federal government released a comprehensive report that found that climate change will cost the US economy hundreds of billions of dollars at the end of the century, causing damage to everything from human health to infrastructure and agricultural production.
The report came out on Black Friday, a vacation for most Americans and one of the busiest days of the year, which led critics to load Trump with an attempt to bury the results.
This file shot on March 27, 2015 shows the drying conditions for farmers in Central Valley, California. Trump says he is skeptical about the scientific consensus on climate issues
This file photo taken April 13, 2017 shows gulls flying around the iceberg in the Jokulsarlon lagoon in the Austurlands region in Iceland
Congress-mandated report, written with more than one dozens of US authorities and departments outlined the projected effects of global warming in all corners of American society, in a sharp warning in violation of the Trump Administration’s fossil fuel agenda.
Trump on Monday stuck to his position and said he did not believe the results from his own administration.
“I do not believe in it,” he told the White House carrier before leaving for the Mississippi campaign.
“I’ve seen it, I’ve read some of it, and that’s fine,” he added.