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Trumpís greatest dereliction of duty - - his disgraceful denial of climate change
The Washington Post ^ | November 5, 2019 | by Katrina vanden Heuvel

Posted on 11/05/2019 1:46:07 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

The Trump administration’s announcement that it would withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement is a largely symbolic move, but it is nevertheless another reminder of President Trump’s greatest folly: his disgraceful denial of the threat posed by catastrophic climate change. No matter who wins the Democratic presidential nomination, Trump’s open hostility toward any action on climate will elevate it to a defining issue in the 2020 campaign. Voters will choose between a president and Republican Party proud of systematic resistance to any action on climate, and a challenger and Democratic Party dedicated to historic efforts to limit the already costly threat to life as we know it.

Against this real and escalating threat, Trump — aided and abetted by Republicans in Congress — has pushed to roll back regulation after regulation to curb fossil-fuel emissions. The president has deep-sixed President Barack Obama’s climate plan, rolled back automobile mileage standards and opened federal lands to fossil-fuel companies.

At a time when the international scientific community has concluded that we have 11 years to avert the worst of climate change, Trump and his Republican allies are working to intensify the threat, not deter it. A more egregious dereliction of duty is impossible to imagine. Trump’s denial mirrors the story of Nero fiddling while Rome burns. Like Nero, Trump is helping set the flames. Democrats are raising the alarm. The contrast cannot be clearer.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climate; globalwarming; hoax; katrinavandenhuevel; propaganda; socialism
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1 posted on 11/05/2019 1:46:07 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Piss off Washington Post. The climate is going to do what God and Mother Nature want it to do- regardless of what humans do or say.


2 posted on 11/05/2019 1:47:40 PM PST by MissEdie (I am South Carolina Strong.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WP needs to figure out why no one believes them.


3 posted on 11/05/2019 1:47:50 PM PST by conservativepoet
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just call her Butthurt Heuvel.


4 posted on 11/05/2019 1:48:05 PM PST by bkopto
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LOLOL!!

Either a cynical b*tch or an idiot.

Everybody knows that climate changes.

Where I’m sitting right now was once buried beneath more than a mile of ice, and that was just a geological heartbeat ago.

What we reject is that mankind has a first-order effect on climate.

I submit it’s sixth order, at most.

Prove me wrong.


5 posted on 11/05/2019 1:48:45 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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Ultra-leftist...is or was editor of The Nation.

But her husband, Stephen Cohen, is a relatively sane Russia expert.

6 posted on 11/05/2019 1:50:17 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m sure President is aware that Chicago os not under a mile of ice - because of climate change.


7 posted on 11/05/2019 1:51:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who cares? According to libs, the world will end in the next 11 years anyway.


8 posted on 11/05/2019 1:51:53 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Man-made climate change is a Neo-pagan religious cult. There’s nothing “scientific” about it.


9 posted on 11/05/2019 1:52:03 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Trump is President of the USA. His sworn duty is to protect the US from all enemies foreign, and domestic. He is doing just that here.


10 posted on 11/05/2019 1:53:01 PM PST by MNJohnnie (They would have to abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That sounds Wonderful! In fact, derilectably deplorable!

I don’t know if that is a word, but I like it.


11 posted on 11/05/2019 1:53:06 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Vote for President Trump in 2020 or end up equally miserable, no rights, and eating zoo animals)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh contrere, Katvanden. He is standing firm against the thieves, robbers and flim-flam artists in the climate hoax scam. Trump is my hero!!!!!


12 posted on 11/05/2019 1:53:30 PM PST by RatRipper
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13 posted on 11/05/2019 1:53:40 PM PST by GulfMan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Live from Nitwit Central!


14 posted on 11/05/2019 1:54:25 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp???)
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<>"With the United States being the largest emitter of greenhouse gases historically and still spouting two times more per capita than the next largest emitter,"<>

Can you spot the weasel words and sneaky math?

I knew you could.

15 posted on 11/05/2019 1:55:03 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The Elite: Too stupid to know when to quit stealing!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Do you think this woman would understand a dry adiabatic lapse rate?


16 posted on 11/05/2019 1:55:37 PM PST by oldbill
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Islands in one south seas island group have been found to be growing. Land area was up several percent over a period of time, 30-40 years (approx).

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-pacific-nation-bigger.html


17 posted on 11/05/2019 1:55:43 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Pledge: "...and to the Democracy for which it stands..." I give up. Use the democRat meme...)
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OK, Bag . . . name ONE THING the climate fear mongers have ever predicted that has actually come true. . . .


18 posted on 11/05/2019 1:55:55 PM PST by RatRipper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The vanden Heuvel ‘s heard from again. A family that is a multi-generational pain in the a*s. This is the sort of hysterical screeching this wealthy clan of busybody pests were spewing back in the 60’s about the Viet Nam conflict..


19 posted on 11/05/2019 1:56:28 PM PST by robowombat (Orthodox)
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To: GulfMan

I like how she sneaked a look to see if anyone was agreeing or disagreeing.


20 posted on 11/05/2019 1:56:46 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Pledge: "...and to the Democracy for which it stands..." I give up. Use the democRat meme...)
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