On stage, his opponent, Hillary Clinton, referenced the tweet from 2012, and remarked that "Donald Trump thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese". "The Fed is being more political than Secretary Clinton".
Trump, who loves to talk about stamina, flagged visibly toward the end. "I think it's real".
Here are how the candidates stand on key environmental and energy issues.
"I often joke that this is done for the benefit of China".
In 2015, he told a SC rally that climate change was "a hoax" and "a money-making industry". "A lot of it". It was a believable misdeed, however, seeing as he did delete the following tweet on September 11 of a year ago: "I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th".
Trump is likely referring to the tax credits and other assistance that the Obama Administration pumped into startup tech companies in the years from 2008 to 2012 during the cleantech bubble.
The world's scientific organizations say the Earth's climate is changing because of the buildup of heat-trapping gases, especially carbon dioxide, from the burning of coal, oil and gas.
"Donald Trump says he wants to tear up that Paris accord that almost 200 nations have committed to because he says climate change is a hoax", Kaine said in Reno, Nev., last week. In fact, he actually encouraged global warming during this election cycle. When you look at what's happening in Mexico, a friend of mine who builds plants said it's the eighth wonder of the world.
But Giuliani insisted that Holt only checked Trump's statements: "He should be ashamed of himself", he said. She says "he'll be happy to offer specifics without telling the enemy what we're going to do". "We don't want Donald Trump's lies, distortions to be a distraction", he said. That's a big problem now, and a poignant reply to Trump's "I consider it to be not a big problem at all".
A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund examined some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates and found that Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people, while Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage.
Goldston said Clinton has paid a price for honestly presenting the challenges the industry faces. "But I don't believe in climate change". They have very - you know, their standards are nothing.
"If I were Donald Trump I wouldn't participate in another debate unless I was promised that the journalist would act like a journalist and not an incorrect, ignorant fact checker", Giuliani said.
"The evidence started from the first sentence, when Hillary Clinton spoke of her commitment to grow the clean energy economy".
Clinton has faced criticism of her own for saying half of Trump's supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables" because they are racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic.
CONWAY: No, I didn't say that.
Trump has vowed to "unleash an energy revolution that will bring vast new wealth to our country" and protect clean air and clean water, if elected.
Neither candidate has focused much on nuclear energy during the campaign. "Instead, it should remove obstacles to exploration".