Trump Fails To Mention Climate Change During Earth Day Address

This past Saturday was Earth Day, and during his Earth Day address President Donald Trump failed to mention the terms climate change or global warming, even one time. During his entire address there was not a single mention of climate change or any climate change related events. Basically, Donald Trump went out there on the day that we're supposed to acknowledge that we as human beings are destroying this planet, he went out there and said basically nothing. He didn't talk about the fact that we've got to cut carbon emissions. He didn't talk about the fact that we have to protect coastal low lying communities from the increase in water level. He didn't say anything about actually protecting, preserving, and making the planet better. Instead, he gave us typical republican talking points. Smart regulations, you know, ones that don't hurt businesses. Well, I have news for you Mr. Trump, and every republican ever.

Regulations don't kill jobs. In fact, according to every study on the issue, regulations actually provide a net benefit to economies as opposed to letting those regulations go away. Meaning that regulations create more jobs, create more economic activity than undoing those regulations would do. Furthermore, repealing regulations, which is what this Trump White House is all about, that's why they're cutting the EPA by 31% and laying off over 3,000 workers, we're losing economic activity. We're losing human health because we're letting corporations get away with destroying the environment. An American Lung Association report last year showed that air quality in 2016 actually improved. Now, there's still 166 million American citizens living in areas where the level of air pollution is considered dangerous, but overall things are getting better.

Donald Trump is going to undo all of that. That's not speculation, that's not hyperbole, that is what he said he's going to do. Why? To benefit corporations in the fossil fuel industry. Unless you are a CEO of a fossil fuel company, repealing environmental regulations has no benefit to your life. Basically what, there's maybe 30, 40 people in this country who would benefit from that? That's it. Is that worth laying off 3,000 people from that their government jobs? Is that worth risking the lives of 4,000 people every year by doing away with Obama's Clean Power Rule? We're putting the profits of corporate fossil fuel CEOs over the lives of American citizens. You know, since the Clean Air Act was passed in the 1970s an estimated 160,000 lives have been saved per year from reduced airborne particulate in this country.

160,000 lives every year. We're still losing on average 200,000 lives every year in the United States, premature deaths due to air pollution alone. We could keep reducing that number. We could literally save lives, thousands of lives, possibly hundreds of thousands of lives every year if we would just say, "Hey corporation, fossil fuel, coal power plant, you can't spew that crap into the air anymore." That's all it takes. That is all it would take to save American lives, reduce the number of people who have asthma attacks every year, reduce the number of sick days that employees take so productivity actually increases, but we're not willing to do that because of 30, 40 fossil fuel CEOs that we want to take care of. That's what's more important in this country today. Your life is worth less than the few extra dollars that a corporate CEO gets to put in his pocket. I want you to realize that, and I want you to think about that next time you head into your precinct and cast your vote. Which candidate is supporting the money of the fossil fuel companies, and which candidate thinks that your life is more important than a $10 or $20 bill going to a corporate CEO?.

No, Republicans… God Won’t “Take Care Of” Global Warming

I REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER IN MICHIGAN BY THE NAME OF REPRESENTATIVE TIM WALBERG WAS RECENTLY TALKING TO HIS CONSTITUENTS ABOUT THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, EVEN THOUGH HE IS A RIGHT-LEANING POLITICIAN, HE DOES BELIEVE THAT CLIMATE CHANGE EXISTS HOWEVER, HE DOES WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT IF WE START REALLY FEELING THE CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE, THERE'S ONE INDIVIDUAL OR ONE POWER THAT HAS EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL. TAKE A LOOK. I BELIEVE THERE IS CLIMATE CHANGE. I BELIEVE THAT THERE HAS BEEN CLIMATE CHANGE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME. OKAY, WE'RE OFF TO A GOOD STARTÖ REALLY GOOD START. THAT'S A REPUBLICAN AGREEING TO REALITY. WONDERFUL. THAN HE CONTINUES. DO I THINK MAN HAS SOME IMPACT? YET, OF COURSE. CAN MEN CHANGE THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE? NOTE. I BELIEVE THAT? AS A CHRISTIAN I BELIEVE THERE IS A CREATOR, GOD, WHO IS MUCH GREATER THAN US AND I'M CONFIDENT THAT IF THERE IS A REAL PROBLEM, THAT HE'LL TAKE CARE OF IT.

I'M AMUSED BY HOW MUCH GOD MUST'VE HATED THE DINOSAURS. I WONDER WHAT KIND OF SIN THEY CREATED. LAST WORDS ARE GUIDEWIRE HAVE YOU FOR SAKE ENOUGH. LOOK AT THE METEOR. MAYBE THEY WERE HAT OVER THERE WERE HAVING TOO MUCH TO RENT A SOURCE SEX THAT I HAVEN'T HEARD THAT BEFORE THAT ANYWAY, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO IN A WORLD RUN BY LUNATICS? SORRY, I KNOW RELIGIOUS PEOPLE GET SUPER UPSET AT ME, BUT YOU BELIEVE IN FAIRY TALES. YOUR FAIRYTALE, WHEN IT GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT, PLEASURE HARD. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH AND I THINK FAITH IS DIFFERENT THAN RELIGION. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE FAITH, GOD BLESSED. IRONIC BUT TRUE. BUT IF YOU SAY NO, I BELIEVE IN RELIGION. THESE THINGS WRITTEN BY RABBIS 2500 YEARS AGO WHEN THEY HAD NO SCIENCE AT ALL. THEY BARELY KNEW THAT 2+2 EQUAL TO FOUR AND THERE LIKE I DON'T KNOW, I THINK THERE ARE HOLES IN THE SKY AND I THINK THAT WANTS US TO DO XY OR Z AND LATER, WHEN WE'RE SETTING POLICY THAT ACTUALLY AFFECTS THE WORLD, CLIMATE CHANGE LEADS TO SEVERE STORMS AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, LET ALONE THE DROUGHTS, FAMINES, ALL THE THINGS ARE COMING AND HAVE ARTIE BEGUN TO ARRIVE, AND THAT UNFORTUNATELY AFFECTS AND ULTIMATELY KILLS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

NOW YOU ARE TELLING ME KNOW, IT'S OKAY, MY IMAGINARY FRIEND IN THE SKIES GOING TO FIX IT. THIS IS NOT A RARE TALKING POINT AMONG SOME OF THE MORE FUNDAMENTALIST RELIGIOUS PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY. I DON'T KNOW AND I DON'T THINK HE IS FUNDAMENTALIST, BUT WHAT THIS REMINDS ME OF IS WHEN SOME FAMILIES WILL HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL AND THEIR FAMILY WHO GETS EXTREMELY SICK AND NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION AND THERE LIKE NO, WE DON'T GO TO DOCTORS BECAUSE GOD IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF IT. IF THEIR KID GETS CANCER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THEY DECIDE NO, NO CANCER TREATMENTS. NOTICING A DOCTOR. IF IT IS GOD'S WILL FOR MY CHILD TO DIE, THEN IT IS GOD'S WELL. THAT KIND OF THINKING IS SO INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS. NO, GOD IS NOT GOING TO COME IN AND SAVE THE PLANET. IF YOU ARE A RELIGIOUS PERSON, YOU HAVE FAITH, AWESOME. I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST THAT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU CAN'T ALLOW THAT TYPE OF THINKING EITHER DICTATE OR SWAY PUBLIC POLICY. POLICY RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO TAKE SAY THIS PLANET.

THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO SAY PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS. LIMITED WILL THIS FROM A DIFFERENT DIRECTION IF YOU'RE RELIGIOUS. THERE IS AN OLD STORY, THERE'S A PRIEST ON A SINKING SHIP AND THEY SAY, FATHER, GET ON THE LIFE PRESERVER, WE HAVE ENOUGH SPACE. HE SAYS THAT'S OKAY, GOD WAS IS GOING TO COME SAVE ME. THE SHIP CONTINUES TO SING, HE IS ONLY ONE LEFT ON IT, A GIANT SHIFT COMES BY AND SAYS YOU ARE THINKING. HERE, COME ABOARD OUR SHIP AND THE FATHER SAYS NO, GOD IS GOING TO SAVE ME. DON'T NEED YOUR SHIP, THANK YOU THOUGH. AND HE IS A MUST DONE, HE'S ALL THE WAY TO HEAR, AND HELICOPTER COMES BY AND THEY SAY OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO SAVE YOU FATHER AND THE PRIEST SAYS NO, IT'S OKAY, GOD IS GOING TO SAVE ME AND THE HELICOPTER LEAVES. AS HE IS ABOUT TO DIE, HE'S DROWNING, HE'S AS GUY WENT GOD WHY VIEW FOR SAKE OF ME? GOD SAYS ICQ THREE DIFFERENT WAYS TO SAVE YOUR LIFE. I SENT YOU ABOUT, SHIP, AND HELICOPTER.

WHY DIDN'T YOU GET ON? MY POINT THERE IS MY CHILD IS SICK, BUT GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF IT. YEAH, IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER, DOUBLE TAKE CARE OF IT THROUGH SCIENCE AND DOCTORS AND MEDICINE. HE GAVE YOU MEDICINE AND SCIENCE AND DOCTORS, USE IT. IN THIS CASE, AND CLIMATE CHANGE, HOW IS GOD GOING TO SAVE YOU? GIVE YOUR MIND, YOU MIGHT WANT TO USE IT. HE GAVE A SCIENTIST, 97% OF THEM AGREE THAT IT IS HAPPENING AND WE HAD TO FIX IT RIGHT NOW, OTHERWISE ALL THOSE CONSEQUENCES THAT I TALKED ABOUT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN. THE DROUGHTS, STORMS, ETC. WILL HAPPEN TO OUR MILITARY SAYS IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. EVEN THE CORPORATION STATUS GOING TO HAPPEN. HOW MANY TIMES DID GOD HAVE TO SEND YOU SOMETHING FOR YOU TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT INSTEAD OF SITTING AROUND LIKE A JACKASS GOING I DON'T KNOW, I GUESS GOD WILL FIX IT WITH MAGIC. IF HE DOESN'T FIX IT WITH MAGIC YET, I GUESS IT'S ALL RIGHT. WE CANNOT AFFORD THIS LEVEL OF STUPIDITY SO AGAIN, SORRY IF YOU ARE IN THE CAMP THAT DOESN'T BELIEVE IN SCIENCE AND BELIEVES IN VOODOO, BUT THAT IS A STUPID POSITION AND TIM WALBERG IS SQUARELY IN THAT CAMP.

I FEEL LIKE YOU ARE BEING A LITTLE UNFAIR TO HIM. BUT, THE STATEMENT ABOUT HOW JESUS IS GOING TO TAKE A WELL EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OKAY, IT MAKES PEOPLE LIKE US ROLL HER EYES, BUT IT IS ALSO THE KIND OF STATEMENT THAT PLAYS WELL WITH HIS CONSTITUENTS. I GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR ACKNOWLEDGING CLIMATE CHANGE AND ALSO ACKNOWLEDGING THE FACT THAT IT IS CAUSED BY HUMANS BECAUSE YOU DON'T HEAR THAT FROM THE RIGHT. YOU DON'T HEAR THAT FROM REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVES ESPECIALLY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. I GIVE HIM CREDIT I THINK HIS HEART IS IN THE RIGHT PLACE. I THINK HE IS RELIGIOUS AND RELIGION TEACHES YOU TO HAVE FAITH THAT EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OKAY AND GOD IS GOING TO LOOK OUT FOR YOU. I COULD AT THE YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE ME GO HARDER. Ö I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WHEN SOMEONE SEEMS REASONABLE BUT MIGHT NOT AGREE WITH THIS COMPLETELY TO HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS AND NOT IMMEDIATELY CAST THEM OFF AS LUNATICS.

LET'S ROLL BACK LUNATIC FOR A 2ND. MY NUMBER ONE PROBLEM WITH RELIGION IS THAT IT IS NOT TRUE. I LOVE YOU IF YOU THINK IT IS AND YOU HAVE FAITH. COULD THERE BE A CONNECTION? I THINK IT'S POSSIBLE THAT ANYTHING I MIGHT BE A TRANSCENDENTALIST THAT'S A VERY AMERICAN RELIGION OR FAITH IF YOU WILL, BUT DID GOD COMMUNICATE TO MARRY AND SAY I'M GOING TO IMPREGNATE YOU? KNOW THAT MOSES DIDN'T EXIST. THERE IS NO ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF HIM AT ALL. DID MOHAMMED MOVE A MOUNTAIN OR TALK TO GOT ON TOP OF ONE? NO. IT IS NOT TRUE. IF YOU KEEP BELIEVING IN FAIRYTALES, BUT THEN YOU MAKE WORLD CHANGING DECISIONS THAT ENDANGER THE REST OF OUR LIVES THEN I'M SORRY, I HAVE TO BE A LITTLE OFFENSIVE TO YOU AND POINT OUT YOU BELIEVE IN FAIRYTALES.

NOTE. 2ND OF ALL, TIM WALBERG IS NOT A GENUINE ACTOR AND HE DOESN'T ACTUALLY MEAN ANY OF THAT STUFF. WHY HE HAS THAT POSITION, DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH RELIGION OR FAX OR SCIENCE? KNOW, HAS TO DO WITH HIS DONORS. THEIR STONE OF DONORS OUT THERE WHO SAY NO, I AM PROFITING, ME, DON'T CARE ABOUT THE REST OF THE WORLD, IF YOUR KIDS DIE AND MAYBE EVEN MINE, I DON'T CARE. I'M SO GREEDY I'M GOING TO PURCHASE TIM WALBERG AND SAY DO AS I TELL YOU. MAKE UP SOME LIE ABOUT HOW YOU ARE RELIGIOUS OR SOMETHING BUT YOU WILL VOTE AGAINST DOING ANYTHING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE PAID TO DO THAT. THEIR WATER BOY AND DO YOUR JOB AND THAT IS WHAT WALBERG IS DOING. DO YOU KNOW THAT FOR FACT? I DID LOOK INTO HIS CAMPAIGN DONORS BUT MAYBE YOU HAVE INFORMATION THAT I DON'T KNOW THAT THE ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS FUNDED BY THE SAME OIL COMPANIES WHO TODAY ARE PANICKING A LITTLE BIT AND ARE SAYING AN OPEN ONE UP A LOT OF THAT BUT THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY AND THAT IS WHY THEY HAVE THE PROPAGANDA THAT THEY DO. BY THE WAY, THEIR THINK TANKS ARE ALSO FUNDED BY THE SAME EXACT COMPANIES WHOSE JOB IT IS TO TRICK YOU JUST LIKE THE TOBACCO COMPANIES.

JUST CREATE DOUBT. DOES IT CAUSE CANCER? SOME SAY THEY DO, SOME SAID IT DOESN'T I CAN'T TELL, LET'S LET JESUS SORT IT OUT AFTER YOU DIE FROM SMOKING IT AFTER THE PLAINTIFF THAT SOME CLIMATE CHANGE, LET JESUS SORTED OUT. NOW REPUBLICAN PARTY IN MASS GO, I AM PAYING YOU TO BE STUPID AND BY THE WAY, AND THIS IS IMPORTANT, AND HE MAKE A GOOD POINT. IT'S NOT JUST THAT TIM WALBERG AND GUYS LIKE HIM GO HEY, I JUST WANT A BIT LATE I'LL DO WHATEVER YOU WANT I JUST WANT POWER. I BELIEVE CLIMATE CHANGE IS TOTALLY REAL AND THE PLANE IS MELTING BUT I DON'T CARE DODGES GIVE ME THE MONEY. SOMEONE LIKE THAT, BUT NOT ALL OF THEM. I WOULD GUESS THAT MOST OF THEM ARE. IT'S A COMPANY OF 330 MILLION PEOPLE THAT YOU WANT TO FIND A STUPID GUY WILL DO YOUR BIDDING? YOU SAY HEY, DO YOU BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE? KNOW, I GUESS NOT THAT I GUESS THE LORD JESUS IS GOING TO. YOU RUN FOR CONGRESS, NOW YOU ARE MY BOY.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? AND HE SAYS YEAH, I UNDERSTAND THAT AND THAT IS HOW IT WORKS..

Trump Picks Climate Change Denier To Lead EPA

Donald Trump has picked Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the state of Oklahoma, to head the EPA in the new Trump administration. Just like every other appointment Donald Trump has made, he’s picked someone who is grossly unqualified and downright dangerous for a cabinet position. Pruitt, in case anybody wasn’t aware at this point, is a firm climate change denier. He believes that the science behind the issue is certainly not settled and that there’s really no proof that climate change is even a thing.

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