article Recode co-founder and editor-in-chief Kara Swisher has slammed President Donald Trump’s “anti-scientific” comments on climate change, calling him “anti-” and “misguided.”
Trump has said the U.S. is losing ground in the battle against climate change because of his climate policies, but Swisher wrote in a series of tweets Wednesday that his comments are “disgusting.”
“We know that the real climate change threat isn’t from humans, it’s from the rising tides, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, ice caps melting,” Swisher said.
“And the climate change denialists don’t even acknowledge that there’s a threat from climate change.”
Swisher wrote that Trump’s comments were “disconcerting” because they “suggest that humans have no responsibility for climate change” and that the U,S.
has to “do more.”
She called the president’s statements on climate science “anti science,” and said Trump has “a pattern of trying to mislead, to scare, to create confusion about the reality of climate change and the risks of climate damage.”
She also noted that Trump “has repeatedly suggested that the only way we can avert climate catastrophe is by reversing the trajectory of the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving global warming.”
“He has been saying this for years,” Swimmer said.
Swisher called Trump’s position “troubling” and “a dangerous one,” but she called his comments “unfortunate” because he was speaking to the public.
“The president has an important role to play in shaping our future, but it is a dangerous role to use his position to try to mislead the American people,” she said.
He should be doing a better job of informing the American public about the threats of climate and its impacts, not using his power to mislead them.”