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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 12:40 AM

Trump dismisses the economic impact of climate change - except at his golf course

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As Politico detailed during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump International Golf Links sought to build a seawall to protect a golf course he owns in Ireland from “global warming and its effects.”

In a permit application for the wall, Trump International Golf Links cited scientific studies indicating that a rise in sea level could result in damaging erosion in a bay near the golf course.

“If the predictions of an increase in sea level rise as a result of global warming prove correct ... it is likely that there will be a corresponding increase in coastal erosion rates not just in Doughmore Bay but around much of the coastline of Ireland,” the application says. “In our view, it could reasonably be expected that the rate of sea level rise might become twice of that presently occurring. ... As a result, we would expect the rate of dune recession to increase.”

... Trump’s company even tried to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change in a brochure distributed to people living in the area around the course.

Trump’s company has warned not only the county council of the perils of climate change, but also local residents. An appendix to TIGL’s planning application includes a scan of a brochure that the company has distributed to residents to make the case for building the proposed coastal protection works. The heading of one page — emblazoned with a “Trump Doonbeg” logo — is “Need for Coastal Protection.” The page lists four bullet points, the last of which is, “Predicted sea level rise and more frequent storm events will increase the rate of erosion throughout the 21st century.”


https://www.vox.com/2018/11/27/18114338/trump-climate-change-assessment-golf-course-ireland

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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 07:44 AM

1. Kick for the morning crew.

Trump's hypocrisy isn't new, nor is this story which Vox has dug up, but in the context of his recent remarks, it deserves highlighting.

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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 04:09 PM

2. Final kick for the evening crew. n/t

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