From Trump and his new team, mixed signals on climate change


WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to climate change, Donald Trump is sending mixed signals on whether or how he will try to slow the Earth’s warming temperatures and rising sea levels.

Since he was elected, Trump has met with prominent climate activists Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio. But he has also tapped oil industry champions for his Cabinet, men who say they’re determined to reverse years of U.S. efforts to rein in emissions.

Trump tapped Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of State, putting Tillerson at the helm of U.S. efforts to implement — or ignore — the Paris deal on global emissions-cutting. But under Tillerson’s leadership, Exxon has started planning for climate change and even voiced support for a carbon tax.