China Responds to Donald Trump's Climate Change Hoax Allegations
Donald Trump is known to be a vocal man on Twitter, and in the past few years, he has used social media to throw mud to climate change. No one seems to take Trump's tweets seriously during that time. However, now that the orange republican has taken over the highest position in the United States, his statement might hold some power.
Three years after Trump claimed that the "concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive," China finally responded to Trump's allegation.
According to the report from USA Today, China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin explained that it is impossible for the Chinese government to create climate change because it was Trump's republican predecessor who worked hard on climate negotiations.
"If you look at the history of climate change negotiations, actually it was initiated by the IPCC with the support of the Republicans during the Reagan and senior Bush administration during the late 1980s," explained Liu in a report from Bloomberg.
Trump's successful bid for the U.S. presidency has put environmentalists and climate change scientists into a spiral. As the leader of the most powerful economy in the world and second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, any decisions of Trump could greatly influence the recently enacted Paris Agreement in Climate Change.
During his campaign, Trump has pledge to renegotiate the role of U.S. in the agreement. Furthermore, Trump has also pledge to cancel the $3 billion global warming payment of U.S. to United Nation's Green Climate Fund.
Trump's administration might also prove to be difficult for environment and Earth science. Recent reports claim that the National Space and Aeronautics Administration will now leave Earth science and focus more on deep space. Additionally, Trump is eyeing renowned climate change denier to man the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.