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Wed May 15, 2019, 07:27 AM

How Bad Are Shitstain & GOP On Science & Enviroment? Bad Enough To Alarm David Gergen

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The government's response to the frightening hurricanes of 2017 was baffling, too. Independent researchers from George Washington University estimated that some 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico, and yet, the support given to the island both in finances and in words in the wake of Hurricane Maria has been minimal. Despite the damage there, just last week, a $13.6 billion disaster relief bill that would help Americans hit by disasters across the country stalled in Congress because the president wants to limit additional aid to Puerto Rico.

Just last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo captured the administration's mentality toward climate-related damage, saying, "Steady reductions in sea ice are opening new naval passageways and new opportunities for trade, potentially slashing the time it takes for ships to travel between Asia and the West by 20 days." During this address at the Arctic Council last week, Pompeo did not once mention climate change. So, the disappearance of Arctic ice, which may intensify climate change and will cause increased flooding across much of the US coastline, is a good thing for the United States? Really?

The administration's apparent disregard for or at best, deprioritizing of -- science extends beyond climate change. An anti-vaccination movement has gripped the country, and now measles has returned to infect hundreds and threaten millions. Despite such a danger, the President took months to tell people to "get their shots."

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While Democratic leaders are not blameless for government inaction, Republicans are largely responsible for the current belittling of science and disregard for the environment. Although some Republican representatives are encouraging market-based climate solutions, and Sen. Lamar Alexander has proposed a Manhattan Project for energy, their efforts have gotten no traction with the leadership of their party. Republican leadership's anti-science and anti-environment mentality is particularly frustrating because it betrays some of the party's greatest accomplishments. Richard Nixon oversaw the creation of the EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He helped ensure the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/14/opinions/trump-climate-change-gergen-piltch/index.html

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Wed May 15, 2019, 07:28 AM

1. Now he's alarmed. Almost too late. Where was he in 2010?

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Wed May 15, 2019, 07:46 AM

2. Kick and recommend. GOP is firmly,proudly anti-science

And anti-environment. The existential threat of man made climate change and the destruction of biological diversity are the main issues of our times. The GOP has made its position abundantly clear on where they stand.

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