In Ireland, Trump met climate change with more than blarney
The Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg, Ireland. (Griff Witte/Griff Witte/The Washington Post)
At least in his part-time businessman role, it is not true, as claimed in the Sept. 12 editorial âThe storms keep coming,â that President Trump âcontinues to dismantle efforts to address .â.â. risksâ associated by some scientists with global warming and sea rise. In December 2017, the Trump Organization received permission to build a 38,000-ton sea wall at the Trump golf course in Doonbeg, County Clare, Ireland. Challenging the Irish governmentâs relatively relaxed predication, the Trump Organization stated that âit could reasonably be expected that the rate of sea level rise might becom e twice .â.â. that presently occurring.â
It is possible the president may visit his Irish golf course before or after the Nov. 11 military parade in Paris. That might give him an opportunity to point out the need for and cost of such mitigation measures to the American people. Of course, the cost of building a sea wall around the United States would be a bit more expensive than the relatively limited Doonbeg golf course wall.
Neil Silver, McLeanSource: Google News Ireland | Netizen 24 Ireland