Monday, 16 October 2017

Five Climate Truths Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand

Source: The New York Times, 15th October 2017, by The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board reported, “Trump Digs Coal” read the signs during the campaign, and Donald Trump promised he would be “an unbelievable positive” for the miners. Now he’s trying to deliver by repealing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and proposing to subsidize coal-fired power plants. These moves are, in fact, unbelievable: Not only are they a setback in the fight against climate change, but they also make no economic sense, since the cost of renewable energy is falling sharply. (...)"

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