Reports: Key Trump properties facing threat of rising sea levels

Amid the outcry over President Trump's announcement withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, some critics are pointing out that the president himself may suffer the consequences of accelerated global warming, reports the Associated Press.

He is particularly vulnerable because a number of his flagship properties are located in areas where waters have been rising.

They include his well-publicized Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida; a Guardian report from last year cites research which found that "in 30 years, the grounds of Mar-a-Lago could be under at least a foot of water for 210 days a year because of tidal flooding along the intracoastal water way."

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Ironically, the president has reportedly proposed to eliminate the budget of a federal program called Sea Grant which has been tasked with helping the area and others deal with the effects of a changing environment.

Other Trump-owned properties said to be at risk of rising waters include the Doral golf course in Florida and a golf resort in Ireland.

In fact, Politico reported last May that Trump's company had applied to build a protective wall near the latter seaside property, citing "global warming and its effects."

The president, meanwhile, has publicly expressed skepticism about climate change, dismissing it in the past as a "hoax."

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PALM BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 12: (MINIMUM PRICING APPLIES, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE) Place settings photographed before guests arrive for Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump's wedding reception at The Mar-a-Lago Club November 12, 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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General view of the upper balcony area during Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Haydon's wedding at The Mar-a-Lago Club November 11, 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida.

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View of the beach club pool at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, February 17, 2003.

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General view inside The Mar-a-Lago Club November 12, 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida.

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American businessman Donald Trump talks with a group of Boy Scouts on a tour of the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 1999.

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General view of the upper balcony area at The Mar-a-Lago Club November 12, 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida.

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General view of Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Haydon's wedding reception at The Mar-a-Lago Club November 12, 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida.

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An American flag flies over Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago club November 1, 2006 in Palm Beach, Florida. The town of Palm Beach has cited Donald Trump because the flag is too big and does not meet the town's specifications. A hearing is scheduled.

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Grand interior reception at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Estate in Florida
Grand interior reception at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Estate in Florida
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PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 1: The tiled patio at Mar-a-Lago, a focal point of the estate. Photo by Mary Jordan/The Washington Post via Getty Images
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View from an upper balcony of the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, September 4, 2010. The view looks south towards a newly constucted ballroom. (Photo by Davidoff Studios/Getty Images)
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Real estate developer Donald Trump (C) w. wife Ivana sitting in their home, Mar-a-Lago, w. household staff behind. (Photo by Ted Thai/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH, FL - JANUARY 29: The pool at Mar-A-Lago where cocktails were held for the International Red Cross Ball January 29, 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Lucien Capehart/Getty Images)
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PALM BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Preparations are made before guests arrive for Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Haydon?s wedding reception at The Mar-a-Lago Club November 12, 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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Even some Republicans have called him out on his stance; Bob Inglis, a former Congressman from South Carolina, has said, "Donald Trump is working to ensure his at-risk properties and his company is trying to figure out how to deal with sea level rise. Meanwhile, he's saying things to audiences that he must know are not true."

Meanwhile, Jim Cason, a south Florida mayor, told the Associated Press, "If the beaches are gone or the streets are flooded, it's going to affect the value of his property. So as a prudent businessman, he ought to conclude that the science is right and we need to prepare and plan."

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