Where the GOP presidential contenders stand on climate [UPDATED]
Photo: David ShankboneDonald Trump [UPDATED: NOT RUNNING]
Reality TV host and real estate magnate
[UPDATE: Trump announced on May 16, 2011 that he will not be running for president.]
Trump is confused about climate change and condescending about climate action.
On climate science: In early 2010, Trump broadcast his climate denial in a speech to members of the Trump National Golf Club. “With the coldest winter ever recorded, with snow setting record levels up and down the coast, the Nobel committee should take the Nobel Prize back from Al Gore,” he said.
On climate policy: “Gore wants us to clean up our factories and plants in order to protect us from global warming, when China and other countries couldn’t care less,” Trump said in the same speech. “It would make us totally noncompetitive in the manufacturing world, and China, Japan, and India are laughing at America’s stupidity.”