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Climate Science Trumps Political Science

Bad News for All Those Hillary Supporters Out There

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park (summer 2007)

Another devastating monthly report on climate chaos from Truthout reporter Dahr Jamail – shocking science news that is rarely reported by mainstream corporate press:

I was struck by the contrast between the science and what’s called “mainstream” politics – not the first time – (more photos of Glacier NP here).

If this is not a sufficient basis to vote for Jill Stein/Green Party – the only political party that comes even close to advocating for the “the abrupt, mandatory, wide-scale emergency actions necessary to cease most CO2 emissions immediately” required to dampen climate catastrophe – I don’t know what is:

As far as the US election goes, Donald Trump’s ACD denial has reached new heights, even for the Republican Party.

Not only does he call ACD a “hoax,” he has gone on to state he will rescind President Obama’s ACD rules, pull the US out of the climate accords agreed upon in Paris last December, call for more drilling of fossil fuels and, of course, implement fewer environmental regulations, if he is elected president.

Although his opponent, Hillary Clinton, acknowledges the reality of ACD and has incorporated some of the rhetoric of the Bernie Sanders campaign into her platform, she is calling for the building of more roads and airports, which would, of course, only set the stage for even greater amounts of CO2 to be emitted. This is in addition to the fact that she chose Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Kaine supports offshore drilling, as well as the fast-tracking of natural gas export terminals. While he was governor of Virginia, he supported one of the last coal plantsthat was built in the US.

Even if Clinton is elected, the abrupt, mandatory, wide-scale emergency actions necessary to cease most CO2 emissions immediately — a vital first step towards attempting to mitigate ACD — are simply not on the table.

Meanwhile, recent polls indicate that a growing majority (66 percent) of US citizens believe ACD is real. At the same time, the number of people polled who believe there is no solid evidence of ACD is now at a record low of 15 percent, down from 24 percent just one year ago, according to recent polling.

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