Donald Trump, now almost sure to be the only candidate with enough delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination, is well known for his climate change denial.
It seems his claims that climate change is a hoax and his opposition to “so-called green energy” don’t apply when it comes to his own interests. Trump has applied for permission to erect “coastal protection works” — that is, a wall — to protect one of his golf resorts in County Clare, Ireland.
The coastline on which the resort sits is facing damage due to rising sea levels and extreme weather — factors explicitly cited in the application.
As critics have pointed out, Trump has the wealth and influence to build protection walls around his properties while continuing to deny the threat. Those living in regions which will suffer the worst of the effects of climate change have no such luxury.