I live in the warm south, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, average January temperature 50/30 and our local newscast (1/3/18):
“It’s officially colder here than in parts of Alaska…Today’s high in Anchorage is 48 degrees, our’s… a balmy 32. Anchorage’s low for tomorrow, 20. Our’s…15 degrees.”
Our President thinks climate change is a hoax which might reflect the brains running our government—scary. For years thousands of scientists have been warning that we are screwing up our world and accelerating global warming with our excesses including the unbridled burning of fossil fuels and unchecked deforestation. Seas are rising and formerly rare weather disasters have become common everywhere and regions that were warm are cold, cold are warm, rainy are dry,…. Climate scientists and experts have recommended solutions to the problem, but our President seems to think that he is more of a climate expert than these apolitical educated scientists.
In a recent Trump tweet, he showed either his arrogance or ignorance about climate change:
In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!
Belittling the universally accepted and scientifically confirmed climate problems trivializes the increased frequency of abnormal weather and losses, both life and property, from hurricanes, floods, droughts, fires, and extreme temperatures. This is a real problem and not a joke.
Let’s compare the climate change credibility of our President to our climate expert scientists. The diverse scientists, both liberal and conservative, have no reason to lie about their climate change results. They follow the Freakonomics model of believing the data— 1 + 1 = 2. The President lives in the past and is a fossil fuel advocate relying on coal and big oil companies bottom lines to justify his decisions. It seems like the only science used for our President’s non-existing climate change policy is totally political and driven by energy company and development-anywhere profits.
It’s past time for a change in leadership and policy. We need strong leaders who are willing to stand up to the powerful fossil fuel industry and radically alter our environmental policies and reverse the way we treat our Earth, or our grandkids are going to incinerate or drown. So next time you vote, remember the weird weather, your grandkids, and your power bills and elect people who are not “climate change morons” or at least elect morons who will listen to the scientists.