Monday, October 01, 2018

Shrugs all around

It was easy to miss during the week of the assault on decent feelings that is Brett Kavanaugh's exaltation, but I have to mark that the Trumpies are now affirming that global warming is real and upon us.

Last month, deep in a 500-page environmental impact statement, the Trump administration made a startling assumption: On its current course, the planet will warm a disastrous seven degrees by the end of this century.

A rise of seven degrees Fahrenheit, or about four degrees Celsius, compared with preindustrial levels would be catastrophic, according to scientists. Many coral reefs would dissolve in increasingly acidic oceans. Parts of Manhattan and Miami would be underwater without costly coastal defenses. Extreme heat waves would routinely smother large parts of the globe.

... “The amazing thing they’re saying is human activities are going to lead to this rise of carbon dioxide that is disastrous for the environment and society. And then they’re saying they’re not going to do anything about it,” said Michael MacCracken, who served as a senior scientist at the U.S. Global Change Research Program from 1993 to 2002.

They are not interested in saving human and other life from climate disaster. All they care about are the Koch Bros. profits.

1 comment:

Joared said...

I read that news blurb at the time and had the same reaction as you’ve written here. Crazy Administration, but then we knew that.

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