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Trump on climate change: ‘We’ve had bigger storms’

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President Donald Trump on Thursday discounted any link between climate change and the intense hurricanes that ravaged Florida and the Gulf Coast while talking to reporters aboard Air Force One on his return from storm-stricken Fort Myers and Naples

“We’ve had bigger storms than this,” Trump said when asked if the highly destructive Hurricane Harvey and record-breaking Hurricane Irma were changing his views of climate change.

Trump said storms from the 1910s, 1930s and 1940s were worse.

Members of Trump’s cabinet have repeatedly said that now is not the time to talk about climate change, which is predicted to make hurricanes more intense, increase rainfall totals and put coastal communities at higher risk to storm surges as sea levels rise.

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