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Trump: ‘Nobody Really Knows’ What’s Causing Climate Change

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Michael Bastasch Energy Editor

President-elect Donald Trump told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace he’s “open-minded” about global warming, but added that “nobody really knows” what’s going on with the climate.

Trump has thrown the media for a loop over what he actually thinks about global warming, first telling The New York Times he had an “open mind” on the subject, and then meeting with former Vice President Al Gore in December.

In that same NYT interview, Trump talked about the “Climategate” email scandal where top scientists were allegedly exposed for having fiddled around with climate data to make warming look worse than it actually was.

He said a lot of smart people disagree that humans are driving global warming, and even took NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to task for trying to link global warming to storms.

Democrats and environmentalists, however, have attacked Trump for calling global warming a “hoax” and appointing skeptics to his cabinet.

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