The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed, Donald Trump threatens the environment, health & economic development
Press release from the Center for American Progress
By Carolyn Kenney
The first months of Donald Trump’s presidency have raised serious concerns about the new administration’s understanding of climate change and the associated security risks. President Trump’s vocal skepticism of climate change and his appointment of several prominent climate deniers to his Cabinet, along with deep proposed budget cuts to government activities aimed at slowing or adapting to climate change, could see the new administration do untold damage to the environment, human health and security, economic development, and international peace and stability.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about one pseudoscientific arguments against addressing climate change
From the David Suzuki Foundation
By Davis Suzuki
We recently highlighted the faulty logic of a pseudoscientific argument against addressing climate change: the proposition that because CO2 is necessary for plants, increasing emissions is good for the planet and the life it supports. Those who read, write or talk regularly about climate change and ecology are familiar with other anti-environmental arguments not coated with a scientific sheen.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED by a former senior analyst from the DOE, the Trump administration needs to be watched
Originally Published in the Fairfax Times
By Dr. Allan Hoffman
I voted for Hillary Clinton to become our next President because I thought she was a better choice than Donald Trump in temperament, experience, and policy. I also thought it was time to have a female president. I did this despite two serious misgivings about Clinton, her handling of the health insurance issue in the early days of her husband’s first term as President, and her failure to respond adequately to the seriousness of her decision to use a private email server while serving as Secretary of State. As a former government official I understand how frustrating dealing with the security systems in government can be, but poor judgements were made by Clinton and her staff, all of whom should have known better. Nevertheless, I was strongly offended by many of Trump’s statements during the Republican primary race and the general election, and saw no way to vote for a man I considered an uninformed and arrogant demagogue.
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The ECOreport tells another story from the information wars, British MPs Demand Centrica Stop Funding Climate Change Denial
Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk
By Lawrence Carter
Britain’s biggest energy company has come under fire from leading MPs over its donations to a climate change denying think tank in the US, revealed by Energydesk last week.
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The ECOreport reposts another OP-ED about the incoming US energy team, Donald Trump’s Pick To Run The EPA
Greenpeace USA via Greenpeace Energydesk
By Ryan Schleeter
Firmly eliminating any notion that he would maintain an “open mind” on climate change, President-elect Donald Trump has chosen a climate denier and fossil fuel shill for one of the top environmental positions in his administration.
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The ECOreport reposts the story of why hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement
Originally Published on Deep Green
By Rex Wyler
Hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement. One may want to curse or cheer the deal, but it is history now, and we have to get on with it. The agreement provides an opportunity to assess our ecological progress and prepare to be effective in the future.
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