In a meeting with editors and reporters at the New York Times today, Donald Trump finally admitted that, well, okay, maybe—maybe!—human activity might have something to do with our ever-warming planet.
He did not, however, appear to care all that much about preventing further destruction to Earth.
Instead, he took the opportunity to put capitalism first.
Astoundingly, Trump’s admission actually represents somewhat of a step forward. He has painted himself as an ardent and consistent skeptic of climate change. Trump insisted in 2012:
China, shockingly, disputes this.
Then again, Trump also wants to put a climate change denier in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s always 17 steps back and one millimeter forward with our dear president-elect!