Thursday, November 29, 2018

Donald Trump in Climate Change Denial

This is bizarre! United States President Donald Trump (left) dismissed his own Government warning of the devastating effects of climate change. 

The congressionally mandated White House report – published the day after Thanksgiving, a month ahead of its scheduled release – said climate change would cost the country’s economy billions of dollars by the end of the century. 

But Trump said on Monday he did not believe the economic impacts would be at all destructive. 

This dossier, written with the help of more than a dozen US government agencies and departments, said the effects of climate change would harm human health, damage infrastructure, limit water availability, alter coastlines and increase costs in various industries. 

It also said projections of damage could change if greenhouse gas emissions were curbed, although many of the impacts of climate change, like powerful storms, droughts and flooding, have already begun. 

The report supplements a study issued last year that concluded humans were the main driver of global warming and warned of catastrophic effects to the planet. 

Trump may have tried to deny the truth – but his own scientists and experts have made it as stark and clear as possible. Only idiots and fools are in denial!

Yesterday, I attended the Subang Toastmasters meeting – where I was the General Evaluator and also given the opportunity to deliver my CC #9 speech titled Do, Don’t Dream. 

In Table Topics, we had eight speakers. And ahem, I was voted Best TT Speaker. 

There were only ten of us at this meeting but in my book, it was still a good meeting!

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