Trump “celebrated the US being the world’s No. 1 oil and gas producer. And the house cheered – they cheered for the knowing destabilization of the planet. Don’t call them deniers, they are arsonists.”
What is being forgotten in the fight between Maduro and Guaido is that whoever wins, the impetus on the victor will be on maximising output from the country’s oil reserves to help alleviate the country’s crippling economic problems. Because much of this is heavy oil, it is extremely carbon intensive to produce. And that can only be bad news for the climate.
Whereas Trump continues to deny the science on climate change and sow confusion and doubt, the American public now consistently do not believe his lies and obfuscation.
At precisely the time in which the world must begin rapidly decarbonizing to avoid runaway climate disaster, the United States is moving further and faster than any other country to expand oil and gas extraction.
“The Green New Deal believes that radically addressing climate change is a potential path towards a more equitable economy with increased employment and widespread financial security for all.”
A new scientific paper published in the prestigious journal Nature has analysed over 3,000 relevant academic papers to find examples of climate hazards impacting humans. Their conclusions are startling.
A week on from Black Friday, Australian children are planning a “Big School Walkout for Climate Action”, to demand greater action by the government of climate denier, Scott Morrison.
As millions of people digest the saturated press coverage of the mid-terms, and wonder what the next two-years of a chaotic and destructive Trump Presidency will mean with the Republican loss of the House, it is easy to miss other issues that were also voted on this week.
As America goes to the polls today, there are early indications that young people are voting in record numbers.
Trump’s deep love of dirty coal, and his regulatory rollback of the fossil fuel industry, is having a greater impact on climate change than previously understood.