World leaders met in France on Monday, August 26, 2019, to discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change, biodiversity, and warming oceans. The members of the G-7 — the world’s richest nations — walked away from that meeting with a plan to release $20 million in aid to the countries battling historic blazes in the Amazon. But one leader was notably absent: Donald Trump.
Yes, you read that correctly: According to recent reporting from McClatchy, Trump’s 2020 strategy has a climate component. Of course, the Trump campaign did its standard about-face in response to the reporting that it had seemingly confirmed earlier, calling it “100 per cent fake news.” Is Trump warming up the idea of climate action? Not quite.