Donald Trump's budget director calls efforts to combat climate change 'waste of money'

(The Independent, 17 Mar 2017) The budget proposal calls for deep cuts across various federal agencies responsible for different climate change actions.

President Trump’s proposed budget plan calls for a $100 million cut in funding for climate change programmes. 

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said during a press conference: “We’re not spending money on that anymore” because he said federal climate change programmes are a “waste of your [tax] money.”

David Waskow, Director of the International Climate Initiative at Washington DC research group World Resources Institute, told The Independent that investing in combating climate change is “in the US economic and security interests.”

The Independent, 17 Mar 2017: Donald Trump's budget director calls efforts to combat climate change 'waste of money'