By MICHAEL STURGEON”We’re just getting started.
The climate crisis is a new world.
You cannot fix it.
There is no excuse to fail.
There’s no hope for hope.”
The United States has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle the problem of rising sea levels in recent decades, as the country’s coastal cities struggle with sea-level rise caused by a warming climate.
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, is set to sign the Paris Agreement, which aims to reduce global temperatures by roughly 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) from pre-industrial levels.
In an interview with the New York Times, Trump called global warming a hoax.
But it wasn’t always so.
In the early 1990s, scientists and the media largely dismissed the idea of human-caused climate change.
The term was first coined by the conservative economist and former Republican congressman Fred Upton, who wrote a book called The Cost of Doing Nothing, which argued that “we should never worry about climate change.”
But the term began to gain traction in the 1990s as the climate crisis became a political issue, according to the University of Arizona’s Dr. David Meehl.
“The issue was polarizing.
The idea that we had to be a lot more aggressive about dealing with this problem was a lot harder to come by,” Meehel said.
The phrase became a rallying cry for many Republican voters in the 2016 presidential election, who often used the term “climate deniers” in reference to Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Trump himself has said he believes humans are driving the climate change, and that “this is the greatest hoax on earth.”
The President has also repeatedly pledged to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which he has repeatedly claimed will cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance.
The White House has made several attempts to shift the focus away from the president’s claim of a global conspiracy to the president himself, saying in a March press briefing that Trump believes in global warming because “he knows that when it’s going on and it’s getting worse and it was really going on, it was a global hoax.”
But that message hasn’t been enough for many voters in rural and conservative states, where the threat of climate change is seen as particularly dire.
A poll conducted last year by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center found that Americans in the most conservative states — such as New Mexico and Wyoming — are skeptical of climate science.
That suggests that a shift in the president could make things worse.
A 2016 survey by the National Association of Manufacturers, which represents the largest U.S. manufacturers, found that only 16 percent of the manufacturing sector’s members supported the idea that climate change was a major issue.
The fact that the president is taking a stance on climate change may help mitigate the damage.
Trump has repeatedly expressed skepticism about climate science, and has also argued that humans are the main cause of global warming.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, a nonpartisan organization that promotes scientific inquiry, published a report in March stating that climate science has not been rigorously vetted by scientists.
“There are a number of very good scientists out there that are saying that the models aren’t working, the models are wrong,” Trump said at a news conference earlier this month.
“I don’t know why they’re saying that.
I know they’re making it up.”
In response to the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a group of leading Republicans and Democrats, as well as the business community, urged Trump to take the step.
“We strongly urge President Trump to stay in the Paris agreement and work with Congress to achieve the ambitious, long-term climate goals that will protect Americans and create jobs and economic growth,” said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, a key coalition of conservatives.