In this episode of Lever Time, Guardian climate reporter Dharna Noor unpacks Donald Trump’s plans to expand fossil fuel production and sell off key portions of the government’s climate operations if he wins a second term.

If elected, Donald Trump said one of the first things he’ll do in office is, “Drill, baby, drill” — but that’s just the start. Allies of the former president are preparing to dismantle the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency critical to the nation’s efforts to study climate change and mitigate the impacts of natural disasters. The plan and other potential deregulation efforts could be a financial boon for Trump’s allies, but leave Americans unprepared for climate disasters like hurricanes, storms, and landslides

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