Donald Trump explained to Hugh Hewitt Monday, “I’m not a believer in global warming, I’m not a believer in manmade global warming.”
Trump argued that “Obama thinks it’s the number one problem of the world today and I think it’s very low on the list.”
Hugh Hewitt: Do you believe that the temperature of the earth is increasing? And what would you do if you do believe that vis-a-vis global climate change?
Donald Trump: Well first of all, I’m not a believer in global warming, I’m not a believer in manmade global warming. It could be warming and it’s going to start to cool at some point. And you know, in the, in the 1920s, people talked about global cooling, I don’t know if you know that or not. They thought the earth was cooling. Now it’s global warming. And actually we’ve had times where the weather wasn’t working out so they changed it to extreme weather and they have all different names so you know it fits the bill. But the problem we have, if you look at. you know our energy costs and all of the things that we are doing to solve a problem that I don’t I don’t think in any major fashion it exists. I mean, Obama thinks it’s the number one problem of the world today and I think it’s very low on the list. So I am not a believer and I will, unless somebody can prove something to me. I believe there’s weather, I believe there’s change, and I believe it goes up, and it goes down, and it goes up again. And it changes depending on years and centuries. But I am not a believer, and we have much bigger problems. You know, I talk about global warming, you know, to me the worst global warming, and I mentioned this once to you before is nuclear warming. That’s our global warming. Because we have incompetent people. And we have these rogue nations, and not even rogue nations any more. You know, we have a case where Vladimir Putin about three months ago threw out the nuke word and I never thought I would hear that from a player, from Russia. And he said they better, essentially, “They better be careful because we are a nuclear nation.” That was a hell of a statement for him to make. And that’s a statement that’s made because of a lack of respect.