Donald Trump admits climate change is 'real' but claims it will 'change back'

Donald Trump admits climate change is 'real' but claims it will 'change back'

DONALD TRUMP has gone back on his initial claim that climate change is a hoax, though he's confident it will "change back again".

The President made the comments during an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes in which he suggested that, despite climate change being a real concern, it wasn't necessarily man-made.

"I think something's happening. Something's changing and it'll change back again," President Trump said.

"I don't think it's a hoax. I think there's probably a difference. But I don't know that it's man-made. I will say this: I don't want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don't want to lose millions and millions of jobs."

"I'm not denying climate change," he added. "But it could very well go back. You know, we're talking about over a ... millions of years."



The comments contradict Trump's previous suggestion, first made back in November 2012, that climate change was a hoax.

President Trump first made the claims in a tweet that read: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive."

Though he later suggested the Chinese link was intended as a joke, Trump has continued to brand global warming a hoax in the years since.

And despite going back on his global warming hoax claims in the interview, President Trump went on to cast doubt on the claims of scientists suggesting there was a link between climate change and more powerful hurricanes.

"You'd have to show me the scientists because they have a very big political agenda," he told 60 Minutes.

The comments come after an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a fresh warning over the potential dangers of climate change to human life and economic growth across the planet.