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A Top Senate Democrat Reminded Trump That He Once Urged Obama To Act On Climate Change

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A top Senate Democrat jabbed President Donald Trump on Thursday by restoring an eight-year-old letter in which Trump requires urgent action on environment change.In the open

letter, which looked like a full-page ad in a 2009 edition of The New York Times, Trump and other magnate prompt then-President Obama to enact environment legislation, invest in clean energy projects, and lead the world in combating climate modification. Trump’s 3 adult children are also listed as signatories.The open letter stands

in stark contrast to Trump’s existing views on the environment. Trump has actually often expressed climate-change suspicion in the last few years, including< a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/265895292191248385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"> once in 2012 when he suggested that environment modification was a Chinese-manufactured scam. On Thursday, he is< a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-decides-to-withdraw-from-paris-climate-deal-2017-5"> expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, which is an agreement between 195 nations that set objectives for decreasing around the world pollution.Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, the ranking member of the Senate Environment Committee, didn’t waste the chance to advise Trump of his apparent change of mind.”Will President Trump observe his own suggestions?”Carper< a href="https://twitter.com/SenatorCarper/status/870318297614606336"> asked in a Twitter post.The 2009 open letter initially resurfaced last year in a report from Grist

, a not-for-profit environmental news site.”If we cannot act now, it is scientifically undeniable that there will be catastrophic and permanent consequences for humankind and our planet,”the letter informs Obama and Congress ahead of the United Nations Environment Modification Conference in December of that year.It continues:” We urge you, our government, to enhance and pass United States legislation, and lead the world by example.

We support your effort to ensure significant and efficient measures to control climate change, an immediate obstacle dealing with the United States and the world today.”” Please allow us, the United States of America, to serve in modeling the modification necessary to secure mankind and our planet.” Donald Trump speaks throughout a 2016 project stop at a metals recycling facility in Monessen, Pa. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic By Mark Abadi

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