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'Climate change will not be on the agenda' of next G-7, White House says


Added 10-18-19 03:11:02pm EST - “President Trump will not be discussing climate change at the next G-7 meeting, his acting chief of staff says.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “'Climate change will not be on the agenda' of next G-7, White House says”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

While scientists continue to warn that climate change poses an existential threat to the planet, President Trump won’t be talking about it at next year’s G-7 summit at one of his Florida golf resorts.

“Climate change will not be on the agenda,” acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters gathered in the White House briefing room Thursday, without elaborating.

Mulvaney announced that the G-7 meetings would be held on June 10 and 11 at the Trump National Doral Golf Club, just west of Miami, an area threatened by sea level rise brought on by climate change.

With its low elevations and porous limestone bedrock, South Florida is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise. Despite warnings from the scientific community, developers including Trump have continued to invest in property that could be underwater before long.

“Just using the U.S. government projections, we could be at 11 to over 13 feet [of sea level rise] by the end of century,” Harold Wanless, director of the University of Miami’s geological sciences department and a leading expert on sea level rise, told Yahoo News. “There’s only 3 percent of Miami-Dade County that’s greater than 12 feet above sea level.”

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