This afternoon, I received an email from the Heartland Institute saying about what I said in my yesterday’s posting. It also clears up the misinformation put out by the New York Times. The Heartland email:
Can the media greenwash Trump?
President-elect Trump met with the New York Times and the media quickly unleashed an interesting spin.
The “breaking” (fake) news story was that Trump had somehow changed his views on global warming.
This would seem a major flip flop after Trump repeatedly said during the campaign he would withdraw the U.S. from the UN’s Paris climate agreement and vowed to set the U.S. back on a pro-energy course.
CFACT’s friend Joe Bast, head of the Heartland Institute, publicized a more detailed transcript of Trump’s meeting with the Times and, lo and behold, what Trump actually said is right in keeping with his campaign pledges.
Marc Morano posted a detailed analysis at Climate Depot, picked up today by the Drudge Report, to help clear the record about this exchange. As Marc explains:
“Trump’s climate science view that there is ‘some connectivity’ between humans and climate is squarely a skeptical climate view. Trump explained, ‘There is some, something. It depends on how much.’” Trump demonstrated a detailed knowledge of the Climategate scandal, adding, “They say they have science on one side but then they also have those horrible emails that were sent between scientists… Terrible. Where they got caught, you know, so you see that and you say, what’s this all about?”
There will be great pressure on the new administration to toe the warming line, not only from warming campaigners and the media, but particularly from thousands of carbon carpetbaggers planning to rake in billions from taxpayer grants and subsidies.
Let’s hope the new president maintains his “open mind” on global warming and encourages others to open their minds as well.
Shame on the media for trying to pull a fast one and twist this story for political ends