“Once again, the Trump administration is pandering to corporate polluters at the expense of those suffering the worst impacts of climate change. From boasting about fossil fuel production to refusing endorsement of the staggering UN IPCC report on the climate crisis, the official US response to COP 24 has been deeply disturbing. Despite this administration’s actions, communities across America are building support from the ground up for transformative climate action. These past weeks, momentum has soared for a Green New Deal, bringing climate change to the forefront in headlines and the halls of power. Trump and his allies can dig in their heels, but the movement for a just transition off of fossil fuels to a 100% renewable energy economy won’t be stopped.”
See 350.org on Trump administration’s COP 24 statementJust as many cities and states of USA are ignoring Trump as best they can, so is the world. While Trump can do a lot of damage in the meantime, a lot of that damage can be reversed by independent action by cities and states, whole industries, individuals, organizations and politicians in opposition at all levels. The world can as well. Just ignore the bellowing from the White House and get on with life. Trump will be gone sooner or later and we can all do the right things needed to leave a livable planet to our descendants.
One thing that still puzzles me is the attitude to impeachment. There is no requirement that a full slate of impeachable offences be charged on the scroll, just a sufficient number in the minds of Congress. Presently, many are treating impeachment as a hot potato to be avoided at all costs. There is a cost to tolerating Trump, continued rampant corruption and bad government. What is it that would lead Trump and his partners to suddenly change their stripes of criminal behaviour before election and after? Nothing. The crimes and bad effects of Trumpism will continue until Trump is stopped, one way or another. Get on with it, Congress. If the House votes to impeach but the Government of Pigs in the Senate refuse, that will be on their heads, ensuring Trump will be out at the next election. The citizens are ready to vote even if the politicians fear to do so.