Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called global warming a “con job” and a “total hoax” and a load of “bull—-.”
But a golf construction project on Trump’s wish list contradicts his own views on climate change.
According to Politico, Trump cited the threat of climate change when his company filed an application with County Clare in Ireland to erect a two-mile stone wall between Trump International Golf Links Ireland and the Atlantic Ocean.
The real estate mogul and golf course developer sounds eager to protect his property from “rising sea levels and increased storm frequency and wave energy associated with global warming.”
In 2014, Trump mocked such environmental concerns, tweeting “The entire country is FREEZING — we desperately need a heavy dose of global warming, and fast! Ice caps size reaches all time high.”
Trump has suggested that, if elected, he would consider pulling out the U.N. global climate accord, under which President Barack Obama pledged a 26 to 28 percent reduction in domestic greenhouse gas emissions.