2016 was the hottest year on record. Until 2017.
2016 was the hottest year on record. Until 2017. Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Donald Trump and his administration have an interesting idea to fight climate change: Burn more coal and natural gas.

The New Yorks Times reports that the Trump administration will promote this plan, which also includes an increase in nuclear power production, at a UN conference on climate change in Bonn, Germany, that begins next week.

From the Times:

The program is billed as a discussion of how American energy resources, particularly fossil fuels, can help poor countries meet electricity needs and drive down greenhouse gas emissions. Entitled “The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation,” it will feature speakers from Peabody Energy, a coal company; NuScale Power, a nuclear engineering firm; and Tellurian, a liquefied natural gas exporter.

Stay tuned for the administration's upcoming plans to solve poverty by lowering wages, defeat gun violence by giving out free guns, and cure cancer by smoking.