The blog entry from October 2016 included mention of an application by the Trump organization for a permit to build a seawall to protect its golf resort in Ireland from the effects of sea level rise and climate change.

The New York Times reported in December 2016 that the request was denied in order to protect both coastal dunes and the tiny narrow mouthed whorl snail. The protection is required under European Union rules.

The article indicated that Eric Trump led the effort in Ireland, leaving us confident that the president-elect understands the threat from climate change. The general manager of the resort was quoted as saying, “I have the Atlantic Ocean coming at me.”

We have the Atlantic Ocean coming at our entire east coast, and surely deserve as much attention and protection as a golf resort.