Changing terms surrounding climate change are just one piece of evidence that it’s all a hoax, according to President Donald Trump.
The long-time climate change denier told Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain” Wednesday that the terms describing Earth’s climate crisis keep changing because so far none have successfully sold the hoax.
“I believe that there’s a change in weather, and I think it changes both ways,” Trump said, according to The Washington Post. “Don’t forget it used to be called global warming. That wasn’t working. Then it was called climate change. Now it’s actually called extreme weather, because with extreme weather, you can’t miss.”
The president reportedly pointed to extreme weather events in the past to bolster his argument, noting that “forty years ago, we had the worst tornado binge we’ve ever had” and “in the 1890s, we had our worst hurricanes.”
But the vast majority of climate scientists disagree, and the world has logged its hottest temperatures in the past five years.
When it comes to environmental issues, Trump said the U.S. has “among the cleanest climates,” accusing China, India and Russia of being the real polluters; however, The Post noted that the U.S. is the world’s second-largest carbon emitter, and the country’s emissions went up about 3.4 percent last year.
Still, Trump remains unconvinced that climate change is a real problem requiring real solutions, as evidenced by his choice to head the administration’s counter on the issue, National Security Council senior director William Happer, who has previously said: “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.”