Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that climate change will not be on the agenda at next year's G7 summit, which will be hosted at the Trump National Doral Miami resort.

The big picture: Trump has been isolated as the sole leader in the G7 who does not believe in climate science. At the G7 summit in August, Trump skipped talks on the climate crisis and fires in the Amazon rainforest, though some of his team was in attendance, per The Guardian.

  • The last question Trump took at his final press conference of the August summit was about what he thinks should be done on climate.
  • In response, Trump talked about his pro-economic development policies and related U.S. oil and gas booms.
  • "I'm not going to lose that wealth. I'm not going lose it on dreams, on windmills — which, frankly, aren’t working too well," Trump said.

Between the lines: Miami itself is already suffering from the effects of climate change and is projected to see "anywhere from 1 to 3 feet of sea level rise by 2060," according to NPR.

Go deeper: Climate denial among D.C. policymakers thrives in echo chambers

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of noon ET: 20,391,697 — Total deaths: 744,211— Total recoveries: 12,625,076Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 a.m. ET: 5,161,612 — Total deaths: 164,690 — Total recoveries: 1,714,960 — Total tests: 63,252,257Map.
  3. Business: U.S. already feeling effects of ending unemployment benefits — U.S. producer prices rose last month by the most since October 2018.
  4. Public health: America is flying blind on its coronavirus response.
  5. Education: Gallup: America's confidence in public school system jumps to highest level since 2004.
  6. World: Lebanon reports coronavirus record, UN warns Beirut blast may drive cases higher
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U.S. threatens to veto UN peacekeeping in Lebanon over Hezbollah concerns

Peacekeepers with Lebanese troops in southern Lebanon. Photo: Jalaa Marey/AFP via Getty

The Trump administration is threatening to veto a resolution to extend the UN's long-standing peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon if its mandate isn't changed, Israeli and U.S. officials tell me.

Why it matters: The U.S. is the main funder of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which has an annual budget of $250 million. The veto threat is a tactical move, and part of a broader effort to put pressure on Iran and its proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah.

Trump congratulates QAnon conspiracy theorist on GOP runoff win

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President Trump on Wednesday tweeted congratulations to Marjorie Taylor Greene, a vocal QAnon conspiracy theorist who won the Republican nomination in Georgia's deep-red 14th Congressional District runoff.

Why it matters: The president's approval illustrates how the once-fringe conspiracy theory has gained ground within the GOP. Greene is among the at least 11 GOP candidates for Congress who have openly supported or defended the QAnon movement or some of its tenets, per Axios' Jacob Knutson.