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Mon May 23, 2016, 10:01 AM

Trump acknowledges climate change — at his golf course

Source: Politico







The billionaire, who called global warming a hoax, warns of its dire effects in his company's application to build a sea wall.

By Ben Schreckinger

05/23/16 05:35 AM EDT




A permit application for a sea wall around one of Donald Trump's golf courses explicitly names global warming as a reason to build the wall. | AP Photo


Donald Trump says he is “not a big believer in global warming.” He has called it “a total hoax,” “bullshit” and “pseudoscience.”

But he is also trying to build a sea wall designed to protect one of his golf courses from “global warming and its effects.”

The New York billionaire is applying for permission to erect a coastal protection works to prevent erosion at his seaside golf resort, Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland, in County Clare.

A permit application for the wall, filed by Trump International Golf Links Ireland and reviewed by POLITICO, explicitly cites global warming and its consequences — increased erosion due to rising sea levels and extreme weather this century — as a chief justification for building the structure.

The zoning application raises further questions about how the billionaire developer would confront a risk he has publicly minimized but that has been identified as a defining challenge of this era by world leaders, global industry and the American military. His public disavowal of climate science at the same time he moves to secure his own holdings against the effects of climate change also illustrates the conflict between his political rhetoric and the realities of running a business with seaside assets in the 21st century...........................

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/donald-trump-climate-change-golf-course-223436#ixzz49UVZChN4

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/donald-trump-climate-change-golf-course-223436



Dipstix Donny lies again.

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Reply Trump acknowledges climate change — at his golf course (Original post)
riversedge May 2016 OP
forest444 May 2016 #1
tclambert May 2016 #13
forest444 May 2016 #16
IronLionZion May 2016 #2
underpants May 2016 #3
DetlefK May 2016 #4
riversedge May 2016 #6
Overseas May 2016 #5
riversedge May 2016 #8
underpants May 2016 #7
colorado_ufo May 2016 #10
Mosby May 2016 #12
colorado_ufo May 2016 #18
Mosby May 2016 #19
niyad May 2016 #9
truthisfreedom May 2016 #11
0rganism May 2016 #14
rladdi May 2016 #15
red dog 1 May 2016 #17

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 10:07 AM

1. He's going to need one around his Miami-area properties too.

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Response to forest444 (Reply #1)

Mon May 23, 2016, 12:16 PM

13. Won't work in Florida. The bedrock is porous. Seawater will percolate up from below.

Won't erode exactly, just flood as sea level rises above the land level.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #13)

Mon May 23, 2016, 02:14 PM

16. But dooooon't say in that in the great state of Florida.

Governor Medicare Fraud made it illegal to discuss global warming there, don't you know.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 10:07 AM

2. If we get enough of his voters to wake up to how fake he is

that just might destroy their party for good.

We're going to have multiple supreme court justices and important legislation on the line here.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 10:08 AM

3. He also has a GREAT idea for Navy submarines

Screen doors to keep the fish out

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #4)

Mon May 23, 2016, 10:23 AM

6. This is an important issue--glad you posted it elsewhere.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 10:16 AM

5. K&R. Disgusting that he has flipped into denial for his campaign.

But not a surprise given his new stance on Gun Free Zones.

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Response to Overseas (Reply #5)

Mon May 23, 2016, 10:24 AM

8. Donny really falls into the teaparty mode when he talks hoax on Climate change.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 10:23 AM

7. Walls are no match for Pablo

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Response to underpants (Reply #7)

Mon May 23, 2016, 11:25 AM

10. Speechless.

It not only walks, but it has fingers and toes! Its eyes are positioned at the front of its head, rather than at the sides, like most fish. The gills are outside, resembling ears. It shows intelligent curiosity and caution.

I need to read more on this little guy! What is its background, its relatives?

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Response to Mosby (Reply #12)

Fri May 27, 2016, 09:13 AM

18. Thank you!

Still amazes me.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 10:42 AM

9. is this the golf course that he devalued by over 90% for tax purposes?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 11:52 AM

11. Exactly the same way he's against gun-free zones

But his hotel properties are all gun-free zones. Just call them and ask.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 12:28 PM

14. trump: WHO WILL PAY FOR THE WALL? crowd: IRELAND! IRELAND!

that guy makes me so mad





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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 12:49 PM

15. Its amazing how the Republicans can use situations for their own means and profits. In Miami,

with streets flooding often, they were resurfaced and raised, water pumps installed and the GOP politicians continue to deny their is an issue or problem with flooding.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 04:50 PM

17. Kick!

Has there ever been a bigger asshole running as a major political party's presidential candidate?

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