Trump is a step short of a dictator

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Submitted: June 02, 2019

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We all know Trump thinks climate change is an evil plan by the Chinese to try to crush the USA's economy. He just doesn't believe it, which in itself should be alarming. I get that he's very protective, so to speak, of the country's economy, up to the point where he is ready to stop scientific research from taking place, at least properly, in order to make the economy great.

This is what we heard this week, as the New York Times (fake news, so who gives a shit, right?) said that Trump's administration forbids including any effects of climate change after 2040 in the National Climate Assessment, that is released every four years.

So let me get this straight. The president is saying science can't research, well, science, because of the possible effects it may have on the economy. My first thought of that was that it's a bit like Hitler going: "we can't do genetic tests on people because it might show Jews are the same as Germans". Obviously he didn't say that, since genetic testing wasn't that good back then, but he could've said that and that's not too far from what Trump is doing: denying science because of the effects.

The problem is that the report must be done, and it's done by the government. That's something I don't understand, because it can lead to situations like this one. Besides, Trump can't be that dumb. Does he realize that while it's an important report, there are dozens of others done by other governments and scientific study groups? Hell, there is a scientific study saying that Finland's economy benefits from climate change, but still most people here think we must become carbon neutral by 2040. Most preferably way earlier than that, because the economy isn't all. 

The thing is, most effects climate change will have on a country like the US, are the worst after that 2040 mark. Now, sure, there are widlfires and hurricanes, but those get worse. What happens when the big cities all the way from Boston to Miami start to flood and millions of people are in danger? What happens when there are new pests from south that kill all the crops or cattle? Things like that are issues, but they will become reality after just 20 years. 

But hey, maybe Trump doesn't care. He doesn't have to, because he's going to be dead by then. He's in his seventies, and if his main sports are "walking around the White House and standing at places", good job. Not to mention, he most likely doesn't eat very health either (coming from me, I'm eating a pizza right now). And honestly, considering so many presidents have been killed, I wouldn't be surprised if someone tried to kill him either. He doesn't care about what the future economy looks like because he won't have to see it.

It's honestly just concerning, because the top people of the most powerful country don't think climate change is an issue. Mike Pompeo is a shitbag because he said in Rovaniemi that beause of climate change, there will be new routes in the Arctic. As someone who lives in an arctic country, how dare he? Not only is the area beautiful itself, it's home to dozens of species that have no other place to go, and he cares about new routes. And oil. And gas. If it were up to me, the US would be kicked out of the Arctic Council and banned all access to the area, but it isn't up to me. 

The Arctic Council outcome is another example, though, as the Trump Administration insisted there is nothing about climate change in the report. Well, they made two, one that features it and one that doesn't. Awesome job on international cooperation on America's part. Maybe next time Trump realizes that Americans can read the other raport as well, and realize the other is propaganda.

 




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