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Donald Trump humorously gives a two fingered gesture to the media on the Menie Estate, where his controversial luxury golf resort will be built. The coastal resort in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, will have two golf courses, a 450-bedroom hotel, 950 holiday apartments and 500 residential homes. (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
Donald Trump humorously gives a two fingered gesture to the media on the Menie Estate, where his controversial luxury golf resort will be built. The coastal resort in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, will have two golf courses, a 450-bedroom hotel, 950 holiday apartments and 500 residential homes. (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

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Will climate change trump tourism in Scotland? Add to ...

In the battle between those two great forces of nature, Donald Trump and the Scottish wind, you might want to put your money on the one that blows so fiercely and relentlessly. On the other hand, you might want to back the wind.

Mr. Trump was in Scotland this week to protest the installation of wind turbines four kilometres off the coast of Aberdeenshire, in direct sightline of golfers playing the new course he will open in July ($300 for 18 holes, slightly less for locals.) In his usual fashion, Mr. Trump did not conserve his own energy while criticizing the Scottish government's enthusiasm for wind power: “It will be the destruction of Scotland if this madness continues.” He then pooh-poohed the idea that climate change was caused by humans, and went on to compare Scotland's commitment to wind farms to its decision to release the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, from prison.

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