Trump's climate concerns are limited to his golf courses

Trump's climate concerns are limited to his golf courses

That prompted Trump to look into building a coastal wall to protect his investment from future erosion.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in July drives his golf cart during the second day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. The outlet reported that the permit included an environmental impact statement claiming that the erosion caused by a rising sea level could damage the property.

Former South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis is a Republican advocate for conservative solutions to climate change.

Trump's spokesperson didn't respond to Politico's request for comment, and she didn't immediately respond to me, either. This one to protect his Irish golf resort from the effects of global warming, according to Politico.

Earlier this month, Trump's golf club submitted an application to local officials in County Clare, Ireland, in an attempt to gain approval for the sea wall. The impact statement cites a study prepared by the Irish government that assumes a steady rate of coastal erosion through 2050.

"If the predictions of an increase in sea level rise as a result of global warming prove correct, however, it is likely that there will be a corresponding increase in coastal erosion rates not just in Doughmore Bay but around much of the coastline of Ireland", the statement reads. Politico notes it "predicted sea level rise and more frequent storm events will increase the rate of erosion throughout the 21st century".

"It's diabolical. Donald Trump is working to insure his at-risk properties and his company is trying to figure out how to deal with sea level rise".

However, on the campaign trail, Trump has repeatedly downplayed climate change or said he didn't believe in it. Later, the statement argues that rising sea levels make taking action unavoidable. But as recently as March he told The Washington Post's editorial board that he was "not a big believer in global warming".

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