Trump’s denial of climate science at odds with world leaders

FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M. According to an AP count: Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump, the only remaining GOP candidate left in the race, will go on to accept the nomination at the party's national convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – If elected president, Donald Trump would be the only head of state in the world to contend climate change is a hoax. That’s according to a new study by the Sierra Club.

The group compiled public statements from leaders of the 195 nations recognized by the State Department. In contrast to public statements by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee calling climate change a myth, the leader of every U.S. ally urges action to reduce carbon emissions.

Even the regime of reclusive North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un signed the Paris climate accord and is implementing a 10-year push to plant new forests. The leaders of nations economically dependent on oil production also accept the reality that the world’s climate is warming, including Saudi King Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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