CNN Anchor Fact-Checks Trump’s Climate Science Denial: "That's Just Not True"
CNN’s Chris Cuomo Also Notes That Clinton “Agrees With The Overwhelming Majority” Of Climate Scientists
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From the November 4 edition of CNN's New Day:
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ALISYN CAMEROTA (CO-HOST): So, let's look at climate change. The State Department calls climate change a threat to America's national security and this is an issue where Trump and Clinton have big disagreements.
CHRIS CUOMO (CO-HOST): Yeah. Hillary Clinton agrees with the overwhelming majority of science that climate change is real. Donald Trump believes the weather is changing, but it has nothing to do with anything humans are doing.
CAMEROTA: Okay, so Trump has repeatedly expressed doubt in that science behind climate change, going so far as to call it a "hoax."
CUOMO: That's just not true. And Donald Trump doesn't mention climate change or the environment on his campaign website. But he has proposed canceling the Paris agreement to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He has also proposed stopping all payments to the U.N. global warming programs, a promise he reiterated just yesterday in Miami.
CAMEROTA: Now, Trump has stressed the importance of clean air and water but he has not presented any specifics about how to preserve those resources.
CUOMO: And in fact, has called for a resurgence of coal, which is a major problem for the environment. Hillary Clinton calls climate change an "urgent threat" and a "defining challenge of our time." She appeared alongside Al Gore in Miami last month dedicating almost her entire speech to the issue. Here's a bit:
CAMEROTA: So within ten years of taking office, Clinton says she wants to install half a billion solar panels and reduce American oil consumption by a third. Unlike Trump, Clinton wants to uphold the Paris climate agreement. She has pledged to invest in clean energy and infrastructure and innovation and she supports cutting energy waste across the country by implementing pollution and efficiency standards. So there you have the differences on climate change.