Guys, we have a problem.
We live on this planet known as Earth, and there aren’t really any other options if we screw it up royally. We can’t all pop on over to Zillow and look for real estate if things fall through here. Obvious as this may seem, it doesn’t appear that the American population is taking this whole issue of global warming and environmental destruction all that serious. I can’t say I am all that surprised at the lax attitude Americans have seemed to adopt considering our nation is being led by an administration that doesn’t work towards putting Planet Earth First. 3rd from the sun has taken a roayl beating these past one hundred days.
In fact it seems like the guy has a personal vendetta against the planet we call home. Here is a short list of some of the whammys against the Mothership in his first one hundred days of office:
He nominated Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Head of The Department of Energy. Here is a guy who initially referred to the science behind climate change as “unsettles” and “phony.” He softened his attitude towards the topic somewhat at his Senate confirmation hearing back in the earlier part of the year, but it is pretty clear that his alliances don’t side with Mother Earth. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is heading up the EPA now. Yeppers! Here is a gentleman who has publicly stated that he doesn’t believe in the good old carbon footprint and stands by his view that human activity is not a primary contributor to climate change. Must be a bunch of fake news…
In 100 days a lot has happened, or has been proposed, and none of it is a step in the direction of environmental consciousness. We have had the Steam Protection Rule nixed, the Clean Water Rule threatened, and the Methane emissions info put to bed. Car pollution standards are being reconsidered, the EPA budget is headed straight to hell in a hand basket, and the infamous Keystone XL and Dakota access pipelines has been restored via executive order. Of course these moves against Earth are just the tip of the rapidly melting iceberg, but we can just stop here. I think I made my point fairly clear. The Trump administration is not exactly an environmentally friendly administration and while recent polls suggest the American population generally supports environmental protection, a recent Yale study found 6 out of 10 American’s “worried” about the envirnoment, those numbers fall when you move away from the ambiguous and start addressing hypothetical policy. With a presidency that publicly devalues environmental protection the American masses will follow suit. This is a problem.
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