I’ve been writing about the dangers of weather change since November 22, 2016, beginning with an article on the book “The Madhouse Effect,” by Michael Mann and Tom Toles, and here we are dealing with the same problem — and not very well.
We have a president who prefers to ignore the dire aspects of climate change and even wants to abandon American and international agencies that track the effects of climate change.
When a young Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, then 16 years old, said “How dare you” to the president of the United States, she was speaking for all of the world’s young people who will have to deal with the problems of climate change in the future.
And that seems to have had no effect on President Donald Trump or the policies he has pursued. As in the case of the caronavirus, he prefers to blame it on someone else and his inaction, and the many American people who have died as a result of the virus, seems to be of little concern to him.
Climate change is a real problem, whether from the melting of the ice pack in the North Atlantic region to the fires burning in the jungles of Brazil, and it is something we will have to deal with at some point in time — and time is running out.
When a 16-year-old girl has to teach the president of the United States what is really important in the world, we all have a problem.
Beau Weisman, Editor