Trump is a smart person. I think he knows that climate change is real. He can afford to hire the best scientists investigate why, and probably has. I watched him play the working class, religious people in this country in the election. He continues to. (I am closer to that working class than the upper middle class in terms of the people I have a connection to.) I watched Trump let leaders in the conservative movement project onto him what they thought he stood for while he stayed detached. My husband is a Trump support. I think he feels that Trump is a man of the people. Trump is a very rich person and has been all of his life. His interest is money – when asked if he was racist, is children said he is not interested in race, just money.
So what is going on? The special counsel Mueller released some information on Trump’s ties with the Russian business leaders. Apparently, they are extensive and close.
Russia is a high latitude, almost totally landlocked country. I remember from high school history that being landlocked has been a long time concern of Russia. It is known that the Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on earth (which is the cause of the polar vortex currently happening). If the Arctic goes ice free, Russia may be able to open ports in the Arctic, though the weather perhaps would still be bad enough to preclude shipping.
Russia may also think that the warming of the climate would open the steppes to agriculture.
I think Trump is actively taking action to destabilize the economies of the world. Maybe he thinks that the terror of economic depression will help his goals. Maybe he really is racist, since the highest cost of climate change will be on the brown and black peoples of the world. Maybe he is a being used the Russians to destroy the world economy in exchange in return for real estate deals. The Russians may want to take over the world, and may see this as a way.
From what I have seen of his behavior, he is more concerned about the realms of emotion and spirit than the realms of the physical and a quiet mind, where most of us live. I have observed that some Catholics, and some people of other churches, make a game of bullying people on the psychic level – those who have beliefs they do not like. I think that these religious people think that because they can do this, their religion is true. A simpler explanation for the psychic power is that all of us can influence the internal worlds of others like we can in the physical. It does not require religion. I believe Trump very consciously manipulated these types of energies over decades, to win the electoral college. Trump probably only sees them as a road to power.