Opinion: Trump’s ignorance on climate change causing problems

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Opinion: Trump’s ignorance on climate change causing problems

President Trump's policies may help the economy, but they're hurting the environment.

President Trump's policies may help the economy, but they're hurting the environment.

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President Trump's policies may help the economy, but they're hurting the environment.

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President Trump's policies may help the economy, but they're hurting the environment.

Shane Besselman, Guest Writer

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The Trump administration is not helping the earth’s climate change and it’s becoming a real problem.

On June 1, 2017, Donald Trump announced that America would be pulling out of the Paris Agreement. This means we, as the United States, would no longer be trying to help fix climate change.

Donald Trump does not believe in climate change and says it’s all a conspiracy. According to an article by The New York Times, “He came into office viewing agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency as bastions of what he calls the ‘deep state’.”

Climate change is becoming more and more urgent. According to skepticalscience.com, “Global warming is an increasingly urgent problem. The urgency isn’t obvious because a large amount of warming is being delayed. But some of the latest research says if we want to keep the Earth’s climate within the range humans have experienced, we must leave nearly all the remaining fossil fuels in the ground.”

The problem has only gotten worse over the years too. The same article by The New York Times says, “James Reilly, a former astronaut and petroleum geologist, has ordered that scientific assessments produced by that office use only computer-generated climate models that project the impact of climate change through 2040, rather than through the end of the century, as had been done previously.”

The government pulling out is not helping the situation, According to an article by The New York Times, “Outside the United States, climate scientists had long given up on the White House being anything but an outlier in the policy. But they worry about the loss of the government as a source for reliable climate research.”

But what can we do to stop this? A New York Times Article says, “A key change, he said, would be to emphasize historic temperatures rather than models of future atmospheric temperatures, and to eliminate the “worst-case scenarios” of the effect of increased carbon dioxide pollution — sometimes referred to as “business as usual” scenarios because they imply no efforts to curb emissions.”

Without the government’s help, this problem will only get worse. But that shouldn’t stop us from trying to fix it ourselves.

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