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Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:17 PM

The President has no plan for climate change.

The president of the United States has no plan to address the climate crisis.

This is not a partisan observation; it is a fact, supported by Donald Trump’s own statements and the Republican Party platform, which, as in 2016, outrightly dismisses the climate threat and ridicules efforts to mitigate it. On August 23, the eve of the Republican National Convention, the president’s team released a bulleted list of Trump’s priorities for a second term. The word “climate” did not appear once. Given the unparalleled and scientifically incontrovertible threat that climate change presents, this is shocking, though it is not a surprise.

Too often, the press meets the president on his terms—and, in doing so, fails to interrogate something that is unacceptable from the nation’s leader, no matter one’s political sympathies. Does the president have a plan on this issue? a journalist asks. Of course not, goes the answer. Who would be fool enough to ask? And so the issue goes undiscussed.

The effect, however inadvertent, is that journalists are giving a pass to the president on an issue of supreme and urgent importance to the country’s—and, indeed, humanity’s—future. The public, meanwhile, is left woefully uninformed about the magnitude of the climate crisis and the necessity of a policy response.

https://billmoyers.com/story/the-sitting-president-has-no-climate-plan-why-isnt-that-headline-news/

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:22 PM

1. K&R

When Bill Moyers speaks, we should all listen.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:24 PM

2. I miss him on tv. He's always a voice of reason.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 06:38 AM

3. K&R

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:54 PM

4. the man is anti-science

why would he?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 02:32 PM

5. That's not true; he has a very effective plan

to increase it.

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