Skip to comments.Does Donald Trump represent a step forward for climate change action?
Posted on 05/17/2016 4:53:21 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Donald Trump will have a climate plan and it will be ugly. For now, the Republican frontrunner is pedaling the kind of denialism his party loves, having called global warming everything from a "hoax" to a "con job" to a Chinese plot. But an interview with his energy adviser hinted that Trump might endeavor to Make Atmospheric Carbon Levels Great Again.
"My advice would be, while I'm a skeptic as well", Trump energy honcho Kevin Cramer [said], "he is a product of political populism, and political populism believes that there needs [to be] some addressing of climate change".
Cramer has not had a climate epiphany. He probably just looked at the data.
Trump may well be the first Republican presidential hopeful in history to make a green leap for votes. Bipartisan support for climate action should be celebrated. Agreeing on the problem, though, is not the same as agreeing on a solution. Defining "climate action" can't be left to either Trump, the Republicans or the reckless economic dogma that birthed this crisis in the first place.
America needs a climate plan as concerned with keeping carbon out of the atmosphere as it is with putting food on the table, responding earnestly to the economic pain Trump is whipping up into racial animus.
Capitalism has never been great, for the planet or most people. It's time for an economy that is.
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
If it’s in the Guardian, it is first grade horse dung pitchforked in our faces by socialist pigs.
You’d think Britanrac had enough worries with Muslim refugees and governors without worrying about “global warming” and American politics.
My Prediction, if you want a real solution to carbon emissions, License Mass Production of Micro Nuke reactors and stick millions of them coast to coast.
It is the only practical solution and it will make the greenies heads explode.
“It is the only practical solution and it will make the greenies heads explode.”
We can’t have that. Do realize the contamination from the fecal material substituting for brains?
We could stop hydro dams at the same time and dedicate water to farming.
“he is a product of political populism, and political populism believes that there needs [to be] some addressing of climate change”.
That’s a lie.
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You do know that hydro dams discharge water that can be then used for farming?
Like Trump, I’m fine with the goal of clean air and preventing pollution (though I think laissez-faire markets will render the best solutions, not govt policy). But the climate change hokum needs to stop.
Ok, so you let water out from the dam to generate electricity that you then have to use to pump the water back behind the dam for irrigation, I get it....like a perpetual motion machine.
I believe the farmland is down below the hydro dams.
Water in the River has to be pumped to the farmland, if the water was above the farmland, it would be swampland not farmland.
Think of it this way, gravity is the most efficient way to move millions of acre feet of water, you want this as high as possible so you don’t have to pump it.
Hydro Dams work on the same theory, gravity. The potential energy stored up behind dams.
How you use that energy matters, the most efficient way is to use it to move the water itself.
Well, where I live the water comes from thousands of feet above me.
More eco stupidity.
I want CO2 declared a ‘vita-gas’, a gas necessary for life on earth (same as Oxygen) and the removal of any penalties for generating it. Currently it is classified as a ‘pollutant’ which is idiotic.
Fortunately the levels of CO2 have been rising a little bit (nothing to do with us, though) and vegetation in the earth has been recovering, plant yields have been increasing.
In Most of the places with limited water, they need massive reserves of water, this includes water coming over mountain ranges.
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