Donald Trump Vs. America's Climate Change Policy

Posted: Nov 26 2016, 6:12am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 

Donald Trump Vs. America's Climate Change Policy
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  • Trump may Reverse Obama’s Environmental Legacy
 

Donald Trump may reverse Obama’e environmental legacy. The man is a danger to the environmental movement especially if his presidency lasts a full eight years.

Donald Trump has taken an oath that he will dismantle the legacy that has been left behind by Obamanomics. Climate change which is such a crucial issue of today’s times has been termed a hoax and a fraud by “The Donald”.

He has even threatened to vanquish the Clean Power Plan. The man is a virtual bull in a china shop. He seems to have stirred up a storm in a teacup to boot. Emissions from power plants will increase under Trump’s trumpery. 

Even methane leaks from wells and shafts will be tolerated under Trump. This is outrageous. He may even go against any research efforts that take place with reference to climate change at NASA which is such a respected agency of the United States.

Things are thus going to go from bad to worse under Trump. However, like the outgoing President Obama has warned, Trump will not be able to push his agenda like a man against the world. He will encounter stiff opposition from environmentalists and other activists, according to NYTimes.  

The Democrats will be creating hurdles in his path and even some Republicans will join in the chorus. Finally, although he will have several tools of power at his disposal, there will be limited ways he could use them to further his agenda.

The paperwork for the changes in regulations is one instance where he will be sure to face a lot of difficulties. Laws take a long time to make and break. The legislative and executive not to mention the judiciary have to cooperate and work in tandem for the nation to go forward in time as a social entity. Yet Trump will obviously make a dent in the overall agenda of the environmental movement. 

President Obama had signed on the Paris Agreement on climate change. He had vowed that he would lead the world in putting an end to pollution. Yet now all that is going down the drains thanks to a blustering and vengeful Trump who will soon be in office.

Every president who enters the White House has a limited time in which to act and bring about change. If Trump manages to pass four years in office, it will have been a case of merciful leniency from his rule with an iron fist.

Yet when you think that he may be here for eight more years, the very thought sends the mind into a tailspin. The damage to the fragile ecosystem of the global village will be immense thanks to Trump and his band of cronies in the White House.  

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