For someone who claims he’s a “genius” but incessantly lies thousands and thousands of times now, we could reasonably expect the man and his Administration to go on lying about the environment and climate change. Which is of course, what they’ve been doing since he took office.
Now they want to drill for oil in the Arctic waters. What could possibly go wrong? More to the point – does anybody even care anymore? Continuing to feed the gusher demand for oil is alleged to be on the pathway to “energy independence” but in reality, it is a crack-like addiction to hell by planet-destroying companies who’s only real motive is profits.
This disastrous presidency can’t tell fact from fiction. As we close in on the next (s)Election in a few weeks, Trump is stumbling about acting like the prime fool that he is. The man is seemingly incapable of telling the truth – but that’s not what’s going on. He’s deliberately LYING, knowingly because he can. He’s done it his entire life and his Administration is in fascist lockstep with him to repeat his incessant lies.
Right now, the nations poor attention span is being directed at phony immigration threats and fears – but meanwhile, the Trump Administration has been dismantling environmental protection and ignoring science warnings about a truly dangerous extinction level event unfolding now. Remember THAT when you vote this November. Stupidity is destroying the world.
Even under President Donald Trump—who has abdicated national climate responsibilities—the global realities of a changing planet have become a part of American security policy. The 2017 defense-reauthorization bill included findings that “climate instability will lead to instability in geopolitics and impact American military operations around the world.” Those conclusions build on quadrennial reviews from the Defense Department that conceptualize climate change as a global security risk. “These effects are threat multipliers that will aggravate stressors abroad such as poverty, environmental degradation, political instability, and social tensions,” states the 2014 review.
Taken together, all of these forecasts envision a world in which major disasters weaken states and deepen conflicts, breaking safety nets and alliances alike. They predict the degradation of governance as economic outputs decrease, people are displaced, and global food resources falter. The Defense Department calls climate effects “threat multipliers that will aggravate stressors abroad such as poverty, environmental degradation, political instability, and social tensions.”