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Mon Apr 22, 2019, 04:11 PM

Trump issues Earth Day message without mentioning climate change

Source: Guardian


President praised the benefits of a ‘strong market economy’ but did not echo warnings from scientists on rising temperatures
Oliver Milman in New York

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Mon 22 Apr 2019 11.57 EDT

Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of a “strong market economy”.

In response, one leading climate scientist said Trump’s environmental policy was “in many cases the antithesis of protection”. The executive director of the Sierra Club said Trump was “the worst president for the environment our nation has ever had”.

Trump praised the “abundant beauty and life-sustaining bounty” of the American environment but did not echo growing warnings from scientists over rising temperatures or the precipitous decline of many species.

“Environmental protection and economic prosperity go hand in hand,” Trump said in his message for Earth Day, a global event held to support environmental protection annually since 1970.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/22/trump-earth-day-message-climate-change-strong-market-economy

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 04:33 PM

1. Why is this strange?

This is the same man who talked about the Holocaust and didn't bother to mention the Jews as victims!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 05:10 PM

2. For Republicans, Earth Day means....

a day to thank a fake god for a planet they can rob, pillage and profit from with no regard for consequences....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 08:04 PM

3. Consistent language from an ignorant, dangerous man child who could care less about

the conservation or preservation of anything, even our planet. Pruitt and now Wheeler at EPA. I never thought leaders could be this vile. Never ceases to surprise how everyday we go a little lower and the media normalizes.

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