My Two Cents

Just about everyone is jumping on Donald Trump recently because of his racist and discriminatory remarks against just about everyone who is not a white male.  And I have to say that much of it is probably deserved, but heaping criticism on the man before he has taken up office is not going to encourage him to behave in a positive manner.

For me (a white male) the bigger issue is his attitude to global warming. The Donald believes that it is not happening. If we are all wiped out or sent back into the stone age, most of his other faults will pale into insignificance. But we will all have equal status in the caves that we will be living in. Don’t forget that the experts say that even if worldwide production of greenhouse gasses was to stop completely today it may be too late to stop major environmental problems like entire countries being either submerged in seawater or covered in a kilometer of snow and ice.

This is what he said on Twitter:

“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive” 7:15 PM – 6 Nov 2012 https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/

This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/

If you don’t believe me click on the link. As of today it was still on his Twitter account. There is lots more but I don’t want to post it all here.

Obviously Donald has not listened to anyone who knows what they are talking about for long enough to understand how it works. I hope he turns out to be right, but…
…there are people who believe in a flat Earth and others think that our planet is hollow with people living on the inside too. They don’t need evidence.

Anyway, has he thought this through? When these countries are under the sea, where will all the people go? If he thinks he has a refugee problem now, he is going to get a shock when climate change really kicks in. Anyway, it doesn’t matter whether we are causing it or now. What is important is what we are going to do about it. Unfortunately, since Trump doesn’t believe it is happening, he is likely to behave in a way that will accelerate it instead of countering it and helping to save the planet and our descendants.

I would like to see the public back Trump now that he is going to be there for the next four years. Make the most of it and do what you can to reduce the fallout. I doubt if the republican party will allow most of the promises he made to be kept anyway. They do not want to have their own reputations ruined by that.

So did the citizens of the U.S. make the right decision? Who knows. If everything that was said about Hillary Clinton is true, than maybe they did. If not they definitely made the wrong decision. All we can do now is hold our collective breath and wait.

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