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Trump-owned golf course cites sea level rise in seawall permit

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn t had to answer many questions about his position on climate change yet.

But in a handful of colorful tweets over the last few years, Trump has made it clear that he rejects the conclusions of climate science, opting for descriptors like hoax and bullshit.

A story in Politico reports that the permit request to build a seawall along a golf course and resort in Ireland, which Trump purchased in 2014, cites sea level rise as part of the reason for its construction.

Coastal erosion is eating away at the property, and Trump is seeking to armor the beach with rock.

The environmental impact statement prepared for the prospective project explains, If the predictions of an increase in sea level rise as a result of global warming prove correct, however, it is likely that there will be a corresponding increase in coastal erosion rates not just in Doughmore Bay but around much of the coastline of Ireland.

Additionally, a brochure sent out to local residents to help smooth over any resistance to the project notes, Predicted sea level rise and more frequent storm events will increase the rate of erosion throughout the 21st century.

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