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Tue May 28, 2019, 01:08 PM

Froomkin is wrong. Trump isn't working to hasten climate change "out of pure spite."

It's mainly out of PURE GREED and PURE SELF-INTEREST with some spite thrown in.

The reason he's preventing actions to stop an irreversible acceleration into climate change is because that's what the Russians and the oil companies want. The think they'll benefit from climate change -- from all the exploration that can be done on Russian land when the permafrost melts.

They are willing to wreck the planet on purpose for MONEY.


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Dan Froomkin

@froomkin
Out of pure spite, Trump is hastening climate apocalypse.


https://www.ft.com/content/2fa82760-5c4a-11e9-939a-341f5ada9d40

Polar powers: Russia’s bid for supremacy in the Arctic Ocean

As climate change opens northern shipping lanes, Moscow is spending billions to dominate the region

While dozens of countries have begun staking claims to its riches, none has been as proactive as Russia in seeking to exploit the region, leaving others scrambling to keep pace. One-tenth of all of Russia’s economic investments are currently in the Arctic region, Mr Putin said this month in St Petersburg.

Since 2013, Russia has spent billions of dollars on building or upgrading seven military bases on islands and peninsulas along the route, deploying advanced radar and missile defence systems — capable of hitting aircraft, missiles and ships — to sites where temperatures can fall below -50C. It gives Moscow almost complete coverage of the entire coastline and adjacent waters.

The message is clear. If you want to sail through the Arctic and travel to and from Asia faster, or have designs on the oil and gas assets beneath the sea, you will be under Russian oversight.

“The Americans think that only themselves can alter the music and make the rules,” Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, told the St Petersburg gathering. “In terms of the NSR, this is our national transport artery. That is obvious . . . It is like traffic rules. If you go to another country and drive, you abide by their rules.”


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/27/us/politics/trump-climate-science.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

WASHINGTON — President Trump has rolled back environmental regulations, pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord, brushed aside dire predictions about the effects of climate change, and turned the term “global warming” into a punch line rather than a prognosis.

Now, after two years spent unraveling the policies of his predecessors, Mr. Trump and his political appointees are launching a new assault.

In the next few months, the White House will complete the rollback of the most significant federal effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, initiated during the Obama administration. It will expand its efforts to impose Mr. Trump’s hard-line views on other nations, building on his retreat from the Paris accord and his recent refusal to sign a communiqué to protect the rapidly melting Arctic region unless it was stripped of any references to climate change.

And, in what could be Mr. Trump’s most consequential action yet, his administration will seek to undermine the very science on which climate change policy rests.

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Reply Froomkin is wrong. Trump isn't working to hasten climate change "out of pure spite." (Original post)
pnwmom May 2019 OP
Kurt V. May 2019 #1
CrispyQ May 2019 #2

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Tue May 28, 2019, 01:15 PM

1. Prediction. this raise younger voter turnout.

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Tue May 28, 2019, 01:38 PM

2. They think they will survive in a world that is pretty much as it is now, except

all the takers & eaters, that's us BTW, will have died off. They have no idea the scope of change this planet is going to go through.

The policies of rich, white men have brought us to an ecological brink & yet the rich, white men still think they should be in charge.

on edit: A classic. And looks who's protesting - a white guy with a red tie.

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