The Trump administration's stance on climate change and Coal is well documented. Now the administration is planning on taking those views and their plans to the United Nations. Those plans, which favor coal over renewable energy sources, have long been a source of controversy for the current president. Although man-made climate change is accepted as fact by the rest of the world, the current American president has long held the belief that coal is a clean energy and climate change isn't made worse by human activity.

Climate talks at the G20 meeting

Discussions on climate change are being held in Bonn, Germany over the next two weeks.

Although the United States has declared that they wish to leave the historic Paris Climate Accord, a move which has generated a lot of criticism, the Trump administration still wants representatives to attend the meeting.

Those representatives are planning a presentation on coal and fossil fuels. The presentation will highlight the role that they can play in the battle against climate change. Speakers for the administration include those from Peabody Energy which happens to be the largest coal company in the world. The move has been met with criticism (coal production is one of the largest drivers of climate change), but it is no different than the views that led the president to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord.

Americans overwhelmingly support the Paris Climate Accord

Other representatives of the United States include the US Climate Alliance which represents more than one-third of the population of the United States.

There are also governors, mayors, and business professionals from multiple cities who will speak on behalf of fighting climate change. They are united under the group called "We are still in the coalition umbrella." Their determination is to remain in the Paris Climate Accord, contrary to Trump's views.

Even though there may be some confusion as to who is representing the United States at the G20 talks even the Trump administration's own "National Climate Assessment Report" claims that man-made climate change is a real threat. The president has not spoken about the report. The talks themselves will be focused on the rules and guidelines regarding the Paris Climate Accord whether the United States plans to stay in the historic agreement or not. As it stands today, America is not allowed to leave the deal until the year 2020.