Trump and Climate Change Spendings


I recently watched the trailer for Al Gore's, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power that comes to theaters August 24, 2017. In this video, there is a clip of Trump's speech in which he explains that "it's time to put America first, that includes the promise to cancel billions in climate change spendings" 

Throughout this video, it is shared that there had been strides made in the past, and that every country agreed that it is important to get greenhouse gas emissions down to zero. That was prior to Trump's decision to get rid of these funds. 

Another note in this video is to prepare for future generations. Many statements include that these people are going to look back on our generations and wonder why we didn't respond to all of the obvious signs that show we need to save our environment. 

While doing research on understanding Trump's debate on the situation, I found that he:

  • Does not accept the scientific evidence that clime change is real
  • Wants to dismantle the Paris Agreement
  • Wants to keep public land in the control of the federal government 

Another debate against Trump's decisions is that in 2012, he tweeted, 
"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive." This was a major part of the 2016 Election between him and Clinton. 

My questions for the caucus are:

  • What are your thoughts on Trump's decisions to take away the funds for climate change? 
  • Do you think that this movie will be beneficial for our environment and lead people to take a stand?
  •  Do you think the economic benefits that Trump stands for, overpowers the impact our environment will take? 
  • What are your thoughts on the video about The Inconvienent Truth?

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