Climate Denials in Politics

by Mckernan28 on September 18, 2017 - 1:08pm

James Mckernan

Nicolas Scott

Maxime Lassonde

Climate Denials in Politics

 

Scientists are overwhelmingly agreeing that the impacts of hurricanes Harvey and Irma were made far more severe because of climate change. This is a good thing because republicans are  realizing that what they always believed being a hoax is actually true. Even Miami’s Mayor Tomas Regaldo said : “If this isn’t climate change, I don’t know what is.” Moderate Republicans fear political retribution from the powerful Koch brothers and their powerful allies in the fossil fuel industry. A retribution that can be, for example, that the Koch brothers do not give any more money to the republicans for their future projects.

 

Citizens of a country tend to look upon their presidents and his or her actions. In the United States; long before Trump was elected he didn’t believe in human-caused global warming which has truly impacted Americans opinion on Global Warming. A large part of Trump’s reputation revolves around his twitter account as he tweets. Due to this we are able to view his opineon through his tweets as he writes: “hey, it’s cold outside, global warming must be fake” or “it snowed over 4 inches this past weekend in New York City. It is still October. So much for Global Warming.” I think we can clearly see that Global Warming may not be their main issue.

 

Presidents and Prime ministers have a lot of power and influence over the people of their country. Therefore, when you have people like Donald Trump who doesn’t believe in global warming calling it a “Chinese Hoax” and throwing around comments like "It's freezing and snowing in New York — we need global warming!” And “This very expensive global warming bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our Global Warming scientists are stuck is ice” with no proof, source evidence or valuable explanations the population can get manipulated into believing Donal Trump because after all, it’s their President. Even though we wouldn’t classify Justin Trudeau as a climate denier, the things he has done compared to what he said he will do can make him look like a hypocrite. He says we wants to help fight against global warming, but then proceeds to allow and support the constructions of 3 pipelines for the transportation of oil from Alberta’s oilseeds.