Climate change

US Donald Trump with Scott Pruitt, his appointee as administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 1. Pruitt has endorsed Trump’s view that the Paris agreement was an international plot against American business. Photo: Bloomberg

How oil made Donald Trump a climate-change sceptic

Dozens of flights in the US southwest cancelled because the air is too hot to allow some planes to take off. Recreational islands near Toronto submerged, forcing businesses to close for good. Tidal flooding in residential areas of South Florida, even in the absence of stormy weather.