President Donald Trump will be in Europe to attend a few important events. One of these is the G20 Summit in Hamburg, the second is the Three Seas Conference in Warsaw and, finally, the Bastille Day celebrations in France on 14 July. In between, he would have a free slot which he could utilize to make a flying visit to britain.

His golf resort in Scotland could be a reason for the visit and he could use that opportunity to meet the Prime Minister Theresa May either in her office on Downing Street or in Chequers, her country house. A state visit had been planned earlier but it was put on hold after there were fears of probable unrest if the visit materialized.

The European connection

Sky News reports that President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Poland and Germany this week in connection with the G20 summit. Subsequently, he would proceed to France to attend an important national event in mid-July. There are rumors that he could squeeze in a short visit to Britain in between these two.

White House has indicated the itinerary of the tour. The European trip will take off from Warsaw with the Three Seas Conference where leaders of a number of Central European, Baltic and Western Balkan countries will be present. He will, then, go to Krasinski Square where the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 against Nazi occupation started. Here he will outline his vision regarding the future of the European alliance vis-à-vis the security and wellbeing of America.

Problems he might face

Once in Germany, he plans to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel before the start of the G20 Summit in Hamburg. He is likely to be holding similar bilateral meetings with leaders of Britain, China, Mexico, Japan and, even Russia. He probably wants to tune them to his frequency so that differences can be minimized.

Donald Trump must be aware that climate change will be a major issue because Chancellor Merkel wants to make it the central theme of the summit. It may be recalled that the United States has withdrawn from the Paris accord even though it is a problem that the world faces today.

Global warming is caused by carbon emissions which are directly linked to the use of fossil fuels.

Instead of extending support to such practices, alternative sources of energy should be explored and promoted. Global warming results in ice melting in the Polar Regions and consequent sea level rise. The ecological balance and natural habitat for animals and humans are severely disturbed. Scientists are regularly monitoring the breakaway of glaciers and keep warning people that if global warming is not taken seriously, it could mean the end of the world.