An article in THE NATION provides an overview of climate change policy under Obama. Obama did little initially against climate deniers, but he was pitted against two really big obstacles: Big Oil and corporate media. Eventually, the US-China agreement led to the Paris Agreement of 2015. The biggest change under Obama was in public awareness and public acknowledgement of its factual and scientific basis. (I reiterate that saying something loudly enough and often enough does not make it true, but that can make people think about something more.)
Our responsibilities under Trump are to talk about climate change, to be bold rather than apologetic, to expand alliances (because you don’t have to agree on every issue, just this one), to get out in the streets (and be supportive in all possible ways), and to bring pressure to bear at every level of government and society.
- CLIMATE CHANGE IS FACT (HOWEVER INCONVENIENT)
- HUMANITY IS THE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO CLIMATE CHANGE
- THE CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE ARE OBVIOUS NOW AND WILL GET WORSE