I thought Donald J. Trump called the issue of climate change a “hoax” promoted by China as a way to harm U.S. industries.
Isn’t that what he said while campaigning for president of the United States?
OK. He did say that.
Why, then, did he and his daughter Ivanka meet with former Vice President Al Gore today? Gore’s signature issue is — yep — climate change. He’s written books about it. He has delivered countless lectures about how he believes human beings have contributed greatly the changing climate around the world. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the subject.
Gore also has taken more than his share of ridicule from political conservatives who debunk the notion he puts forth and which has been supported by the vast majority of scientists worldwide.
Gore was quite circumspect when talking to reporters after the meeting. He revealed next to nothing about what they discussed.
My guess? Gore talked to the president-elect about climate change and sought to persuade him that it is far from a hoax.