Beware of climate change, deniers! Especially those who do, because it is their personal opinion, their political / personal agenda and, or, it corresponds to their personal interest! Although the overwhelming majority of climate / environmental scientists, not only in the country, but around the world, declare the dangers of procrastination, paying special attention, in this area, to the current occupant of the House Blanche, Donald Trump, appears to deny its existence. President Trump has informed the rest of the world, the United States, will not abide by the Paris accords, making us the only major (and minor) nation to pull out of those accords. He brags about the quality of our country’s environment, although in the essential areas of cleaner air and water, the data indicates that we have taken a big step – step back! Simply denying the dangers won’t make them go away, and with that in mind, this article will attempt to examine, review, revisit, and discuss 5 key considerations in this area.
1. Data / Science: Clean air and water are not just unmeasurable goals and / or priorities, but rather easy to measure, especially with today’s technology. Data and science clearly indicate that humans have had a significant impact on the environment and climate. When President Trump downplays his importance, it is a serious challenge, for a sustainable future and the well-being of future generations! He likes to call it global warming and say that snowstorms etc have disproved it when in fact the severity and extremes we have experienced should be of concern!
2. Total costs: President Trump proclaims what is called, green measures, are too expensive and will hurt business! Although it may be a little, precise, in a limited way. in the very short term, the longer term ramifications and total costs should outweigh these concerns! He apparently continues for political reasons to support the unsustainable coal industry, which has been losing its appeal and practicality for decades, and to oppose renewable energy sources.
3. Future generations: Shouldn’t protecting the health and well-being, including air and water quality, of future generations be a high priority?
4. Options; step by step: Addressing our future means considering options and alternatives, and acting responsibly! It will take a step-by-step process, focused on the best approach and the best path to the future!
5. Risks of procrastination: Every wasted moment, and failing to proceed, with well thought out and targeted action, is dangerous for the future of the world! Don’t let politicians play politics and procrastinate!
Ignoring climate change will not make it go away! Wake up, America, and demand, political leaders, to take thoughtful and focused action now, before it is too late!