President Donald Trump is “exactly correct” in his belief that climate change is caused by human activity, according to an analysis released Friday by a prominent climate change denier.
The analysis comes as the Republican nominee has struggled to secure the endorsements of key GOP senators in a crucial midterm election cycle that has drawn criticism from environmentalists and Democrats over the nation’s temperature rise.
The Washington Post and other outlets are calling for a new climate policy that would curb carbon emissions and limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
“The science is unequivocal.
We need to address the climate crisis, and Donald Trump’s plan is exactly right,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said in a statement.
“Climate change is real.
It is happening, and it is changing the climate.”
Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, has repeatedly said that he will not make changes to his administration’s policies unless the United States cuts greenhouse gas emissions.
The Post analyzed a draft version of the president’s climate plan, which would focus on increasing the U.S. reliance on natural gas, coal and renewable energy sources.
Trump has said the U,S.
is a leader in the fight against climate change.
It was released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Hill, a nonprofit news organization that documents political spending by special interests.
The paper obtained a draft of the plan.
It is unclear what impact Trump’s climate policy could have on the 2016 election, but it would be the most prominent presidential candidate to embrace a policy that was initially rejected by the scientific community.
The climate change agenda would also have implications for the 2020 congressional elections, which could determine control of the Senate and potentially lead to the next president becoming the first to run for a third term.
Trump has said that his climate policy is “not a climate change denial.”
But he has also said that it is a “clean energy” agenda that would put America on a path to more energy independence and energy security.
Collins has previously said that she supports Trump’s “clean” energy agenda, saying it would increase the country’s dependence on clean energy.
In a statement, Collins said: “If we are serious about protecting our air, our water, and our land, we must put a price on carbon pollution and reduce greenhouse gas pollution, including the effects of fossil fuels.”
Collins is one of two Republican senators up for re-election next year.