Since Donald Trump has won the election, there are some liberals who have aimed their pleas at Ivanka. They are sending her letters and protesting outside the New York’s Puck Building, which her husband owns. These liberals are hoping that she will lean on her father to stop the plans his administration has to undo some of the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change.
CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA
If Ivanka moves forward in endorsing a climate change agenda, she will be in opposition to most of the officials who are making up the incoming administration. Some of Trump’s picks have indicated they don’t recognize climate change as an urgent problem and don’t necessarily support policies meant to stave off rising temperatures.
CENTRAL PART OF HER WORK
But Ivanka reportedly has hopes to make climate change a central part of her work while her father is in office – despite the fact that he have stated that climate change is a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese.
According to a report by Politico, Ivanka Trump is exploring how to use her spotlight as first daughter to positively influence climate change.
Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, has openly spoken about his skepticism of climate change. Myron Ebell, a high-profile climate change doubter, is leading the transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency.
TRUMP OPEN MIND
On “Fox News Sunday,” Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said Trump would have an “open mind” on climate change. But Trump’s “default position,” Priebus said, is that “most of it is a bunch of bunk.”
In fact, most of Trump’s picks for Cabinet position does not believe in climate change and the fact that human activities is adding to this global problem.