Today, Trump confirmed that he will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. This is the peak of the war between the environment and the economy.
This doesn’t have to be a battle. We are more than capable of coexisting with our environment while sparking economic growth. In fact, going green actually benefits the economy. But why are we pulling out of the agreement? It all comes down to one word: greed.
Donald Trump is in an alliance with the fossil fuel industry to promote their economic agenda. Despite being elected by his “silent majority,” he doesn’t care about their prosperity. All he cares about are his buddies in the top one percent.
It’s too late to back down. Even though it feels like the final battle was lost, there are lots more coming along the way.
Get involved, start a movement, organize marches. When we speak up in massive numbers, they can’t ignore us.
Trump has made it clear that he stands with the fossil fuel industry. And we’ve made it clear that we stand with sustainability. Many challenges already face Trump and his administration, especially in the month of April that is dedicated to the Earth’s stability.
Do your part for the Earth and future generations to inhabit it and fight for sustainability.
This order plans on dismantling the EPA regulations on climate, or as he refers to it “the war on coal.” Trump blames climate regulations on the federal government having too much power over industry, although these regulations have been put in place for the sake of humanity.
April 22 and April 29 have separate protest marches planned to resist against Trump’s latest policies. Be a part of them.
Just after recent developments of Trump’s administration and their concerns with the environment (or lack thereof), a group of 17 congressional Republicans came together to support a resolution to combat climate change. These congressmen say that they think this issue involving the environment has been politicized for far too long and are finally taking a stand against the partisanship that has been preventing the progress to solve this likely fatal issue. In a CBS This Morning interview, Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo stated this concern and seeks to end the political nature of this debate.
Since this resolution is nonbinding, anything is possible. However, the future is looking better than before. We just have to keep an eye on these representatives and ensure that they will follow through in further legislative actions.
“We’re not spending money on that anymore. We consider that to be a waste of your money to go out and do that.”
— Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget
As if the Trump administration couldn’t do anything worse for the environment. Once again, they managed to shock some and disgust others.
The Trump administration seeks to pull out of international agreements to combat climate change. One of which, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), credits the United States as the top financial contributor. This organization isn’t just about climate change initiative. It also seeks to help other developing nations address issues brought about by their inequalities, such as hazardous pollution levels.
Fight back against the administration at the end of April. Make your voice heard. Two marches are scheduled on back-to-back Saturdays: April 22 (March for Science) and April 29 (People’s Climate Movement). We need all the support we can get to tell the administration that we will not back down.
Read more about the latest statements made by the Trump administrations regarding climate change initiatives here.
On February 28, 2016 Trump signed yet another executive order. This time, he signaled his interest in dismantling the Clean Water Act of Obama’s administration.
Read more here.
If this doesn’t infuriate you, it’s time to research.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), although not perfect, certainly made significant improvements with environmental legislation. It has been one of the more efficient agencies across the globe to ensure environmental safety.
Scott Pruitt has made it clear he doesn’t have the best intentions for the environment, despite being recently appointed to the head of the EPA.
The new Trump administration, heavily focused on business as opposed to the environment and sustainability, has sparked efforts in Congress to eliminate environmental laws to help such businesses.
Contact your representatives today and tell them you care about the environment in addition to business. Join the upcoming marches on D.C. and across the country for environmental awareness. Fight the selfish efforts of the current administration and the Republican-dominated Congress to eliminate the protection of our Earth.
“Pollinators are small but mighty parts of the natural mechanism that sustains us and our world. Without them, our forests, parks, meadows and shrublands, and the abundant, vibrant life they support, cannot survive, and our crops require laborious, costly pollination by hand.”
Did you think Trump’s industrial regulation freeze would only affect those industries and laborers? Think again.
This isn’t the only species in danger; many others will face a similar path if regulations are so loose that they can pollute or use pesticides as much as they please. And, because the global environment and ecosystems are designed to exist in perfect harmony, the extinction of one species will ultimately lead to the demise of countless more. You can surely count on the elimination of some of your favorite foods and animals.
Everything is interconnected. This is not just a matter of politics. Lives are at stake here.
Learn more here.