A year ago, a reporter from the New York Times asked President Donald Trump about climate change.
Now he has his answer.
“It’s a big problem,” Trump said of climate change in a July interview on CBS.
Trump’s claim is that climate change is a threat to the American way of life, to the security of the country, and to the prosperity of the world.
The questioner, David Gergen, wondered why the president doesn’t acknowledge the existence of climate-related risks and risks to the country.
Trump responded: “I think it’s because it’s so hard to quantify.”
This is an excerpt from “The Big Data Solution” by Robert Peston and Robert Kagan.
Robert Kagan and Robert Peltz are co-authors of “The Great Climate Gamble.”
They are coauthors of several books, including “Beyond the Shock Doctrine: How Globalization and the Industrial Revolution Threatened the World.”
They have also served as senior staff writers at The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Politico, and The Nation.
Kagan is co-founder of the Institute for Policy Innovation and the founder and director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
PeltZ is coauthor of “On Being the Billionaire Boss: The Rise and Fall of American Business, 1880-2000.”
He served as president of The Heritage Foundation from 1999 to 2005.
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