sea-level rise

 As a blast of Arctic air continues its grip on much of the eastern third of the nation, climate-change denier Donald Trump seized the opportunity to gloat about exiting the Paris Climate accord.

“Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!” Trump tweeted from his Mar-a-Lago resort in balmy West Palm Beach, Florida.

Ironically, Trump’s latest assault on science came just days after getting approval to build two sea walls to protect his golf resort in County Clare, Ireland, from rising water, according to Reuters.

The county had turned down a more extensive proposal submitted last year. The environmental group Save The Waves collected 100,000 signatures protesting the Trump Organization’s original proposal.

But environmentalists object to the scaled-down project as well, saying the wall could alter the coastline at other points and harm wildlife.

“It’s disappointing. We should be altering the golf course, not the coastline,” Green party leader Eamon Ryan told The Guardian.

The permit application for the wall “explicitly cites global warming and its consequences — increased erosion due to rising sea levels and extreme weather this century — as a chief justification for building the structure,” POLITICO wrote after reviewing the initial filing.

Trump’s golf course north ofw, Scotland, also faces severe flooding from sea-level rise. The course is considered one of the world’s best.

As reported by the Independent, research conducted by the Ordnance Survey predicts the coastline next to Trump International Golf Links resort, north of Aberdeen, will recede drastically over the next 20 to 30 years. 

Other notable Trump Organization golf courses, face the same problem, including Mar-a-Lago, which has been dubbed the “winter White House” also faces danger of flooding.

A 2017 report by the National and Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said rising sea levels are damaging South Florida's coasts with increasing frequency. NOAA projects that South Florida could see a 10- to 12-foot rise in sea levels by 2100.

Since Trump’s election, his administration has been deleting the terms “global warming” and “climate change” from federal websites.

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