When Donald Trump said climate change was a hoax invented by the Chinese, 7 out of 10 Americans knew better than to believe it, according to a recent survey. And his positions on the environment are well known, including campaign promises to boost the use of coal, kill the Environmental Protection Agency, cancel the Paris climate deal, and cut U.S. payment to United Nations climate change programs.
"The presidency may be changing," Carter Roberts, president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, told Seeker. "But the threats posed by runaway climate change and unsustainable resource-use remain."
Activists are doing more than protesting. They're suing the government, raising millions and funding and promoting companies that produce renewable energy.
Last month a U.S. District Judge allowed a climate case against the government to go forward that was initiated by a group of children - ages 9 to 20. Their suit alleges climate change inaction on the part of the federal government, and former NASA researcher and aclimate scientist James Hansen joined the suit last year in support of his granddaughter.