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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Can President-Elect Trump stop climate change?

Sou | 12:38 PM Go to the first of 14 comments. Add a comment
Is Donald Trump a god in disguise? There has been much celebration at the likely appointment of the next US President. A lot of climate science deniers seem to think that Donald Trump can stop the forces of nature. There is little to no awareness on denier blogs that, if anything, Trump will make global warming worse. Here's just one example:

rishrac
November 12, 2016 at 3:02 pm
One can only hope that Trump keeps his word on climate change, and climate change dies a quick death.

14 comments:

john said...

I do not think he will make any huge difference.
Self absorbed people like you and I have done the damage and basically we will be dead when the effects hurt the grand children of us.
He may try to stop the movement to a more sensible usage of Carbon however it would appear that there is already enough of the CO2 and equivalent in the atmosphere to ensure that in 100 years the earth is going to face a very different situation.

Phil Clarke said...

What's the problem? Trump backs urgent action and he said it is scientifically irrefutable that failure to act will bring catastrophic and irreversible consequences for the planet and humanity. Its in black and white. So we're fine, unless he's a lying piece of …. https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/nyt.jpg?w=1200&h=2152

Millicent said...

I have never seen any hope at all unless we tackle both climate change and overpopulation.

Bernard J. said...

Hey John, cRR and I are the resident pessimists here - but welcome to the club.

[Said with jet-black gallows humour...]

Bernard J. said...

Indeed Milliscent.

And as Dano observed on the previous thread there's probably not much choice left now, with respect to the latter, so hope might be that dwindling speck in the rear-view mirror...

Bernard J. said...

[Said without any trace at all of gallows humour.]

rumleyfips said...

Hints today on CBC radio that people are starting to look to China for leadership. If that happens China may reap the benefit both diplomatically and financially. With Trump perceived as uncooperative and untrustworthy by most of the world the US's place status is at risk.

Entropic man said...

This is a coming idea. See Climate Central

It may well be correct. As the US withdraws from international agreements, becomes more isolationist and more protectionist it's influence on the world will decrease. China is ideally placed to take its place.

JCH said...

I posted the China angle long before I saw it in the media.

Nick said...

Oh, that's too funny...this will run and run [in the sane media]

Clearly, Trump has a few words to keep on CC.

Entropic man said...

Then well induced.

cRR Kampen said...

100 years? Hm. Ha.

Millicent said...

It appears that Trump is now reconsidering his position.

If he's not careful Smokey will be resurrecting his KGB/FSB conspiracy theory. It's not just the Pope who is in their employ you know.

bill said...

He's reconsidered reconsidering. Trump has gone Full Stupid. Never go Full Stupid.