As the US president weighs up whether or not to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, we look at his most frightening actions on global warming
1. Nominating Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator
In March, Scott Pruitt infamously said about carbon dioxide that I would not agree that its a primary contributor to the global warming that we see, in contradiction to climate scientists, including those at his own agency. Trumps Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief has deep ties to fossil fuel interests and joined with them on numerous occasions to challenge EPA pollution rules while attorney general of Oklahoma. He has opined that the EPA has become distracted from its core mission by climate concerns and has begin the process of ripping up Obama-era emissions regulations.