Richard Branson to Donald Trump: The Whole World Knows Climate Change is Real

Posted by on September 23, 2017 in Climate Change, Environment with 1 Comment
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Richard Branson’s Necker Island was hit by two hurricanes in two weeks. via Richard Branson/Instagram

By Lorraine Chow | EcoWatch

 

Virgin Group founder and longtime environmentalist Richard Branson, who faced two damaging hurricanes in a row from his home in the British Virgin Islands, called out President Donald Trump‘s refusal to accept the science of climate change.

“Look, you can never be 100 percent sure about links,” the British billionaire said Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day” when asked about the correlation between global warming and the recent string of major hurricanes to hit the Carribean and the United States.


“But scientists have said the storms are going to get more and more and more intense and more and more often. We’ve had four storms within a month, all far greater than that have ever, ever, ever happened in history,” he said. “Sadly, I think this is the start of things to come.”

“Look,” Branson insisted, “Climate change is real. Ninety-nine percent of scientists know it’s real. The whole world knows it’s real except for maybe one person in the White House.”

Trump, who famously thinks global warming is a hoax, dismisses the link between climate change and extreme weather events. After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wrecked Texas and Florida, the president told reporters last week, “We’ve had bigger storms than this.”

Trump’s comment seemingly contradicted a tweet that he posted earlier that stated, “Hurricane Irma is of epic proportion, perhaps bigger than we have ever seen,” as well as another tweet, “Hurricane looks like largest ever recorded in the Atlantic!”

Branson was shaken after having to ride out Hurricane Irma in his wine cellar in Necker, his private island in the British Virgin Islands.

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  1. Chickshowbakaero@yahoo.com' TruthChick says:

    The same Richard Branson punk who flies all over the world in his private jet AND who owns a carbon spewing business?

    A bubble living Bossy lil’ hypocrite whose Example,
    Intelligent and eco-conscious people SHOULD NOT follow!

    IF HE and all of the other Global Warming Hucksters ACTUALLY believed we and THEY are detrimentally harming Gaia, they would Walk That Talk and live a lifestyle that exemplifies their “beliefs”. BUT, they do NOT do that, they give lip service, they want Laws for everyone but themselves.

    I mean, honestly, HOW can I believe the word and integrity and the devotion of someone who does NOT believe it himself.?

    One who IS honestly concerned would have either:
    ***Given up his airline to be a Part of the Solution RATHER than a part of the problem!
    **** OR he would have spent his great wealth creating zero carbon footprint airplanes AND downsized HIS personal life to SHOW he really believes in saving our planet.

    Rather, he flues all around hanging with elitist George Clooney and other LiboCrites!

    Dishonest Misanthropes intent on ruling over WE the duped idiot slaves.

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