|2012.11.07||Trump says, "We need global warming." Because it is snowing in New York. twitter.com (See also Global Warming, Environment)|
It's freezing and snowing in New York--we need global warming!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
|2013.03.02||Trump is proposing to slash a quarter of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's budget, targeting climate-change programs and those designed to prevent air and water pollution like lead contamination. mobile.reuters.com (See also First 100 Days, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, Environment)|
|2017.01.11||In a confirmation hearing, Tillerson expresses views at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico. reuters.com (See also Rex Tillerson, Mexico)|
|2017.01.11||Tillerson denies knowledge of Exxon lobbying against Russia sanctions. theguardian.com (See also Rex Tillerson, Russia)|
Democrats produce lobbying disclosure records that showed they did.
|2017.01.11||Tillerson, in a confirmation hearing, says that climate change is real, but its future impact is hard to predict. fortune.com (See also Rex Tillerson)|
|2017.01.20||All references to Climate Change is deleted from the White House website. motherboard.vice.com (See also First 100 Days, Assaults on Government)|
|2017.03.09||EPA chief Scott Pruitt claims carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming, contradicting the EPA's own scientifically backed conclusions. cnbc.com (See also Environmental Protection Agency, First 100 Days, Environment, Scott Pruitt)|
|2017.03.14||NY Attorney General accuses Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of using the pseudonym "Wayne Tracker" to send emails related to climate change while serving as CEO of Exxon Mobil. money.cnn.com (See also Rex Tillerson, Department of State, Environment)|
|2017.03.14||Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is revealed to have used a fake name ‘Wayne Tracker’ to discuss climate change while Exxon Mobil CEO. independent.co.uk (See also Rex Tillerson)|
Court filing comes in legal dispute in which Exxon seeks to derail probes into whether the company misled investors for years about the possible impact of global warming on its business
|2017.03.15||Trump directs the Environmental Protection Agency to shelve aggressive vehicle fuel economy targets that have been a foundation for battles against climate change and harmful pollution in California and across the country. latimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Environmental Protection Agency)|
|2017.03.17||Pressure from The United States and Saudi Arabia forces the G20 to drop any mention of Climate change financing in their draft statement. reuters.com (See also First 100 Days, Saudi Arabia, Environment)|
|2017.03.21||The White House calls climate change research a waste. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Budget)|
|2017.03.29||The Department of Energy's climate office bans use of phrase "climate change" in any written document. politico.com (See also First 100 Days, Department of Energy)|
|2017.05.24||Scientists publish scientific paper refuting EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's assertion that climate change has been "leveling off." washingtonpost.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Environment, Environmental Protection Agency, Assaults on Facts)|
|2017.06.01||Representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord, despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement. nytimes.com (See also Environment, Environmental Protection Agency)|
|2017.06.05||The acting US ambassador to China, David Rank, has resigned his post, reportedly over Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the landmark Paris climate agreement. buzzfeed.com (See also Environment)|
|2017.06.07||North Korea has condemned Trump for pulling the United States out of the Paris agreement on climate change, dubbing it a “shortsighted and silly decision.” washingtonpost.com (See also Environment, North Korea)|
|2017.06.15||Republicans and Democrats came together on Thursday to jointly attack the Trump administration’s proposal to slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by $2.4 billion, or 31%, next year. buzzfeed.com (See also Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt)|
Rep. Ken Calvert, a Republican from California, raised strong concerns about Trump’s budget proposal in his opening remarks to a two-hour EPA budget hearing, held by an appropriations subcommittee focused on the environment and chaired by Calvert.
|2017.06.15||The Energy Department is closing an office that works with other countries to develop clean energy technology, another sign of the Trump administration’s retreat on climate-related activities after its withdrawal from the Paris agreement this month. nytimes.com (See also Rick Perry, Environment, Department of Energy)|
|2017.06.19||Like EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he does not believe CO2 emissions from human activity are the primary driver of climate change. cnbc.com (See also Rick Perry, Scott Pruitt, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency)|
This is, of course, at odds with at odds with the EPA, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
|2017.06.30||EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is leading a formal initiative to challenge mainstream climate science. eenews.net (See also Environment, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Rick Perry)|
|2017.07.20||The Department of Agriculture's chief scientist oversees more than 1,000 scientists in 100 research facilities: Trump's pick to run the agency is Sam Clovis, a climate-denying talk-radio host who not only lacks any kind of scientific degrees -- he didn't take a single science course at university. boingboing.net (See also Assaults on Facts, Assaults on Government, Department of Agriculture)|
|2017.08.04||The White House formally notified the United Nations that it intends to abandon the Paris agreement on climate change but remains open to “re-engaging” on the accord. nytimes.com (See also Environment)|
|2017.08.07||A report awaiting approval by the Trump administration concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now, which directly contradicts claims by Trump and members of his cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain. nytimes.com (See also Environmental Protection Agency, Assaults on Facts, Scott Pruitt)|
The report directly contradicts Trump administration claims about global warming and concludes that temperatures have risen rapidly since 1980.
|2017.08.07||The USDA won’t let its staff use the phrase “climate change” in any of its work. mic.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency, Environment)|