Instead of protecting his citizens, Trump is actively aiding and abetting corporate polluters causing climate chaos.
No 2551 Posted by fw, November 28, 2019 —
“It is time to take Donald Trump’s disregard for climate crisis seriously. As Commander in Chief, Trump is abdicating his duties to protect his people, instead actively aiding and abetting the corporate polluters who are causing the climate chaos. Trump is wasting irreplaceable time that we need to prevent a worsening climate crisis. Trump’s actions, expanding the fossil fuel industry’s emissions, make the perils even worse. This is another reason for impeachment—climate crisis jeopardizes the American people in major ways. Trump denies the overwhelming scientific warnings about the devastating destruction of the global climate crisis. He calls climate disruption a “Chinese hoax,” taking his delusionary persona to loony, dangerous levels.” —Ralph Nader
“It is time to take Donald Trump’s disregard for climate crisis seriously,” says Nader. By calling climate disruption a “Chinese hoax,” Trump’s delusionary persona has risen to loony levels. Draft-dodger Trump ignores Pentagon warnings of climate perils, thumbing his nose at his own generals, chanting his insane mantra “beautiful clean, coal.” And he wilfully ignores the undeniable evidence of environmental upheaval. Weekly reports, worldwide, of record-breaking natural disasters testify to the severity and urgency of the crisis. But Trump is too busy “making America last again” on climate change action. We are dwelling in “Trumpland,” where ignorance replaces intellect. He wilfully refuses to enforce laws covering environmental and workplace protection. He has upended democracy by putting crony capitalists in charge. Perhaps most reprehensible of all, he turns a blind eye and a deaf ear on millions of marching children demanding immediate action on climate change. America’s founding fathers must be turning in their graves over this “monarchical nightmare,” named Trump.
Below is my repost of Ralph Nader’s damning article on Trump’s impeachable inaction on the climate emergency, featuring my added subheadings, text highlighting, bulletted reformatting in places, and added images. And at the bottom of this post check out a link to a letter by Ralph et al. to Nancy Pelosi calling for an expanded Trump impeachment action.
Alternatively, read Ralph’s original piece on his blog by clicking on the following linked titles.
“It is time to take Donald Trump’s disregard for the climate crisis seriously”
It is time to take Donald Trump’s disregard for climate crisis seriously. As Commander in Chief,
By calling climate disruption a “Chinese hoax,” Trump’s delusionary persona has risen to loony levels
Trump denies the overwhelming scientific warnings about the devastating destruction of the global climate crisis. He calls climate disruption a “Chinese hoax,” taking his delusionary persona to loony, dangerous levels.
The astounding evidence of environmental upheaval is no longer deniable
The world is experiencing unheard of environmental upheaval:
With the worse yet to come, Trump recklessly dismisses the warning signs
Despite the clear warning signs the worse is yet to come:
Draft-dodger Trump disregards Pentagon warnings of climate perils
The Pentagon keeps warning Trump and his cohorts that the climate crisis is a national security danger. Draft-dodger Trump can be charged with weakening our national defenses up against the destructive power of a perturbed nature.
Sea levels are rising. City planners at Miami Beach have an evacuation plan for tidal flooding, not just for exposed homeowners, but for the city itself.
Weekly reports, worldwide, of record-breaking natural disasters testify to the severity and urgency of the crisis
Almost every week, the press, even Fox News, reports record-breaking natural disasters around the world.
Irreversible benchmarks of disaster are closing in on us
Leading scientists, led by climatologists, are putting out regular reports, rooted in evidence on the ground, which keep shortening the time before certain irreversible benchmarks, as with warming temperatures, are experienced.
Trump is too busy “making America last again” to act on climate change
None of this enters the cranium of the oblivious Donald J. Trump. He is too busy tweeting, scheming and slandering to further his own interests. Our nation’s interests are, to put it mildly, not his primary concern. He remains bent on pulling out of the voluntary Paris Climate Accord by the deadline next year. He is making America last again, behind over 196 nations who have signed the agreement to cut their carbon dioxide and other climate-disrupting gasses to keep the temperatures from rising to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Trumpland” – where ignorance replaces intellect
Trumpland is where desired ignorance replaces presidential intellect, where reckless disregard of mounting property losses and human casualties become photo opportunities for alighting from Air Force One. Trump makes vague promises of aid only to then provide far less than what the devastated communities desperately need.
Trump is wilfully refusing to enforce laws covering environmental and workplace protection
Translated into constitutional terms, Mr. Trump is deliberately refusing to enforce the laws mandated by Congress for environmental and workplace protection.
He has upended democracy by putting crony capitalists in charge
He has given our government over to corporations, putting in charge corrupt corporatists qualified only to dismantle and disable these health and safety agencies. His crony capitalists are pushing out the scientists and crushing the civil servants who have sworn to uphold the law.
He thumbs his nose at his own generals, chanting his insane mantra “beautiful clean, coal”
In making our country more defenseless against a mankind-driven upending of nature’s equilibrium, he gravely violates his oath to promote the general welfare and provide for the common defense. In a deepening emergency, he is stealing crucial years away from critical preparedness, as his own generals would tell him. Instead, he continues to mouth his insane phrase “beautiful clean, coal,” a mineral that once burned becomes one of the most deadly contributors to climate catastrophes.
And he turns a deaf ear on millions of marching children demanding immediate action on climate change
Children are marching in the millions all over the world demanding that national leaders and big corporations in the fossil fuel industry move toward renewable, efficient energy with the utmost speed. These youngsters, who are doing their homework, are frightened over what will batter them in the coming decades. Trump should feel ashamed by their desperate pleas.
America’s founding fathers must be turning in their graves over this “monarchical nightmare,” named Trump
Our founding fathers often spoke of thinking ahead and respecting “posterity.” The desire to foresee and forestall was especially paramount for Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, not to mention the prescient Thomas Paine. For them and their colleagues, Trump would have been seen as a monarchical nightmare or and an impeachable offender on the climate crisis alone.
Nader and Constitutional Scholars Push for 12 Articles of Impeachment by Ralph Nader, nader.org, November 26, 2019 — On November 22, 2019, Ralph Nader, Louis Fisher, Bruce Fein wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to act on their proposed 12 Articles of Impeachment. … Mr. Trump is shattering our entire constitutional order as our proposed twelve (12) count Article of Impeachment documents, [including] defiance of congressional subpoenas and oversight; playing prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner to kill any person on the planet based on secret, unsubstantiated information; continuing or expanding presidential wars not declared by Congress…
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