WASHINGTON (AP) — If elected president, Donald Trump would be the only head of state in the world to contend climate change is a hoax. That’s according to a new study by the Sierra Club.
The group compiled public statements from leaders of the 195 nations recognized by the State Department. In contrast to public statements by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee calling climate change a myth, the leader of every U.S. ally urges action to reduce carbon emissions.
Even the regime of reclusive North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un signed the Paris climate accord and is implementing a 10-year push to plant new forests. The leaders of nations economically dependent on oil production also accept the reality that the world’s climate is warming, including Saudi King Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin.