not climate change

washingtonpost.com
Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record
A presidential order on Tuesday will instruct federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions.
By https://www.facebook.com/eilperin

Unbelievable. 

I am at a lose of words for climate change deniers. Whether Trump ‘believes’ in it or not, he clearly does not recognize the danger he’s putting our planet by supporting the mining, drilling and coal- and gas-burning industry. 

Climate Change Doesn’t Care if You’re a Rich Republican: It’ll Kill Your Grandkids, Too

DJT just surrounded himself with coal miners and signed a series of Executive Orders to roll back President Obama’s climate change initiatives and, also, EPA regulations. 

As all sentient beings know, DJT maintains climate change is “a hoax” created by the Chinese government to give them an upper hand in trade with the U.S. (ignoring that Bejing is literally choking on smog thicker than concrete). 

For (not so) good measure, he also wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Accord, the worldwide climate treaty President Obama signed that promises the U.S. will lower its carbon emissions and take other such steps that try to preserve the planet and all life forms on it. 

I’m old enough to remember when the GOP valued education. Now it panders to the uneducated and, as such, both uses them as pawns and actively harms them. 

Do the Republicans who insist climate change is a hoax really believe it? Or do they say it to garner votes from the ignorant in order to further deregulate big business and keep it happy, rich, and, most importantly, donating? 

I think it’s a combination of willful stupidity and unfettered greed. 

But the scientific reality is that Republican climate change denial imperils not only our loved ones, but their own, too. 

Could you ever be selfish enough to risk the safety of your own kids and grandkids? 

It’s becoming increasing clear DJT isn’t the legitimate POTUS.

But the GOP will always be morally culpable for nominating a climate change denier in the first place. 

No party should get to risk of anyone’s kids, including their own.

washingtonpost.com
E.U. leader expresses ‘regret’ over Trump’s climate order, says ‘the world can count on Europe’
Trump's executive order could leave the U.S. isolated in international climate negotiations.
By https://www.facebook.com/chriscmooney

President Trump’s executive order rolling back President Barack Obama’s signature anti-global-warming measure stopped short of withdrawing from the historic Paris climate accord — but raised international concerns Tuesday about whether the United States will do its share to fight the global threat.

Europe’s top climate official, European commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, expressed “regret” about Trump’s executive order rolling back what he called the “main pillar” of U.S. climate policy, the Clean Power Plan, in a statement to The Washington Post.

“Now, it remains to be seen by which other means the United States intends to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement,” said Cañete.

“Despite all the current geopolitical uncertainties, the world can count on Europe to maintain global leadership in the fight against climate change. We will stand by Paris, we will defend Paris, and we will implement Paris.”

The words of Cañete, one of the most prominent global diplomatic figures yet to comment on Trump’s move, signal how the president’s executive order eviscerating Obama’s climate plan is raising international concerns, and they further suggest that the country could be left isolated as other nations push forward to curb emissions.

anonymous asked:

I don't think the association bothers them either. We are very informed on Karlie and seems J too lately but the casual fan that follows Karlie on IG/snap chat...what do they see? Not him. Not him on holidays, not him with her family, not him anywhere. The pap walk was really badly timed and imo gave an example of how volatile this could be, she should be careful.

Agreed.

Till Sunday he was invisible from her side since last August.

Whatever was the trigger for Sunday (his request IMO) to me it seems Karlie would not have agreed if she knew about the Russian intelligence hearings.

She probably knew about the innovation head appointment and some women-in-business event ivanka/Trump hosted - so a positive team trump day (if not positive at least not disastrous) - but that’s not how it turned out.

There are so many unknowns but so far most things that have come out of the WH have been PR poison to someone in Karlie’s position/line of work.

She needs to cut and run. Carve her own path. No politics.

Go now Karlie.

😘

theguardian.com
Trump begins tearing up Obama's years of progress on tackling climate change
Fossil fuels to the fore as president signs orders to review clean power plan, lift ban on coal leases and discard expert thinking on true cost of carbon emissions
By David Smith

“ … The official said the measures were aimed at achieving the goal of energy independence. “We want to take our own course and do it in our own fashion.” … Climate change is “an issue that deserves attention but again I think the president’s been very clear he’s not going to pursue a climate or environmental policies that put the US economy at risk”, he said. “It’s very simple.” … “

“ … Trump will sign executive orders and presidential memoranda on Tuesday that suspend, rescind or review several measures that were central to Obama’s effort to combat global warming. It includes a review of the clean power plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. … His orders will lift a 14-month-old moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands, while a major hydraulic fracturing regulation will be reviewed. … Guidelines published by the White House Council on Environmental Quality last August will be rescinded. Estimates of the social costs of carbon and other greenhouses gases will be overturned because they were not put out in “a transparent fashion”, the White House official said. … “

“ … The official acknowledged the orders’ effects would not be immediate, especially in view of legal challenges. “I would bet a good deal I’m sure there’ll be litigation … Whether that’s three years, two years or one year, I don’t know. It’s going to take some time.” … “


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