2. REVISING REALITY - John Wawrzonek

The Future of the Earth

7. Trumps Destroys the Truth and So Destroys Everything Worthwhile.

Donald Trump he will go down in history as the most evil homo sapien ever.

If he wins again, and probaby if he doesn't, he will be responsible for destroying,
America, truth and the earth.

If there is any earth left to live on out of 10 billion people there will be less than one billion left. Now think about that a little.

In some sense the destruction of the truth, as reported below, is the worst sin against humankind that one can commit, because once truth is gone, even if you are alive you will be dead.

I come about this not because of my anger, but because I am a scientist and an artist and know how utterly fundamental truth is to everything. Everything valuable ceases to exist for every word, thought, sentance, note of music, work of art, conversation, realationship, no longer functions. We might just as well be ants in bowl of sugar.

Donald Trump functions with two tactics: call it "fake," or call a person a derogertery name. He does not discuss issues. He has no empathy. He will do anything for power and his power will come not from himself, but because he has destroyed every bit of of the power of everything else.

"Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science"

New York Times

"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."

"The president’s advisers amplify his disregard. At the meeting of the eight-nation Arctic Council this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismayed fellow diplomats by describing the rapidly warming region as a land of “opportunity and abundance” because of its untapped reserves of oil, gas, uranium, gold, fish and rare-earth minerals. The melting sea ice, he said, was opening up new shipping routes. “That is one of the most crude messages one could deliver,” said R. Nicholas Burns, who served as the NATO ambassador under George W. Bush.

"Outside the United States, climate scientists had long given up on the White House being anything but on outlier in policy. But they worry about the loss of the government as a source for reliable climate research.

“It is very unfortunate and potentially even quite damaging that the Trump administration behaves this way,” said Johan Rockström, the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. “There is this arrogance and disrespect for scientific advancement — this very demoralizing lack of respect for your own experts and agencies.”

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