ENVIRONMENT: Trump vs "We Are Still In"

 
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The environmental struggle to stop the advance of the climate change giant has suffered hard blows during the first year of Donald Trump leading the White House, as the the United States has executed a  180 degrees turn, says an EFE News Agency report.

The exit from the Paris Agreement, the elimination of clean energy against emissions, cuts in environmental policies, the expansion of the zones open to oil drilling and the reduction of bans on exploitation in National parks  are the main decisions made under Trump's command, says EFE

The president of the world's greatest power does not believe that climate change is real and considers that it was an invention of the Chinese Government to ballast the competitiveness of American industry.

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make American manufacturers non-competitive," he said on Twitter as early as 2012.

Over Christmas, when a storm was freezing big cities like New York, the tycoon returned to Twitter to make fun of climate change saying that, given the low temperatures, The US needed "a good dose of global warming."

For Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes, professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College in California, Trump's "indifference" towards the protection of the environment was evident with the departure of the US from the 2015 Paris climate agreement making the USA the only country outside of the pact.

In a statement to EFE, the expert highlighted the role played by the Environmental  Protection Agency (EPA), led by Scott Pruitt, a climate change skeptic and industry

One of the elements that most concerns Douglass-Jaimes is the departure of scientists from the EPA and their replacement by those with more political and less specialized profiles.

Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, a total of 700 workers have left the agency, while they have hired only 129, according to an investigation by ProPublica and The New York Times.

"It is very obvious that the EPA directive is very focused on prioritizing corporate profits

about environmental health ", lamented the professor, who foresees that Trump will be remembered as the worst president in relation to the climate.

Trump's attacks on the environment gave rise to the "We Are Still In" movement, created by states, cities, universities, NGOs and companies in the country five days after the exit from the Paris Agreement.



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Banjaxed

Perhaps. the fact that very educated people are buying into climate change should give you pause for thought. You are right that education does not make anyone more intelligent but education can help you make the most of whatever intelligence you may have.

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RedNekTex

It is hard to believe that even very educated people buy into the climate change urban legend. It seems to prove the fact that education does not make one more inteligent...and that a little knowledge is dangerous.

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Ramona Rhoades

Go to the Biomuseo for explanation of the Ice Age and the causes and effects of Climate Change and how human behavior can exacerbate the natural weather patterns.

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Banjaxed

"Global warming" and "Climate change" have subtle but distinct different meanings. Nasa explains it better than I could. Here's a link. https://climate.nasa.gov/resources/global-warming/

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Banjaxed

I have read a lot about climate change over the last couple of months. I have come to the conclusion that to deny climate change in the face of overwhelming evidence is idiotic. However, I've not read everything so I could have missed something and come to the wrong conclusion. Please point me towards the reputable peer reviewed material that has aided you to come to your own conclusions, which seem to be the polar opposite of my own. I am always willing to change my mind and admit that I am wrong when presented with the facts.

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Claire

Convenient that the Al Gores and people who profit from the "global-warming-sky-is-falling scare have changed the terminology to "climate change. There has always been "climate change" and always will be; that is, if humans don't destroy the planet with their disdain for plant and animal life...a distinct possibility.

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Cindy

If you believe in global warming please explain tge iceages we have had before the SUV . And because 700 left and only 129 hired just proves it was overstaffed .dont know about but all this winning is very nice .and getting out of the Paris agreement was just common sence as it let china and india off the hook for about 15 yrs while Americans picked up the tab

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