President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has many competing issues to contend with. The longest government shutdown in U.S. history and a Democratic Party majority in the House of Representatives, has stalled the domestic agenda. In foreign policy, his long-awaited Middle East peace plan has yet to be put on the table.

Republican administrations in the US have generally dismissed the danger of global warming, saying that any fluctuations in temperatures are “natural.” Last October, President Donald Trump – who still favors the use of petroleum to make things go and has called global warming “a hoax” – cast doubt on a report by his own government that cautioned about the calamitous effects of climate change.