Republican presidential nominee #Donald Trump told rally attendees yesterday that he would halt the billions of dollars being sent to the United Nations climate fund and instead use it for our country’s infrastructure. At the campaign, Trump said he would use that money to “support America’s vital environmental infrastructure and natural resources.”
Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee #Hillary Clinton has pointed to the recent flooding in Miami and Hurricane Matthew as proof of #Climate Change‘s impact. She, along with Al Gore, said global warming made Hurricane Matthew stronger despite the ongoing hurricane drought currently affecting the United States.
President Obama has promised to give billions of taxpayer dollars to the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund (GCF), with a whopping $3 billion earmarked for the agency. So far he’s has given the GCF $500 million. Trump noted the U.S. is “spending hundreds of billions of dollars. We don’t even know who’s doing what with the money.”
Addressing America’s infrastructure
Trump said he would stop additional disbursements to the U.N.’s GCF and “work on our own environment.” That homeland work includes “repairing the Herbert Hoover Dike in Lake Okeechobee and protecting the Florida Everglades.” Independents and Republicans have liked Trump’s message, and want to see America’s crumbling bridges, airports, and highways repaired before we start sending money to help so-called climate refugees.
These climate refugees come from countries ostensibly affected by rising sea levels, a claim that has been debunked repeatedly by numerous studies. Even the flooding in Miami is a well-known occurrence that’s been happening for hundreds of years when the Sun and Moon align and create a King’s Tide.