During the U.S. presidential debates, there was not one single question devoted to the topic of climate change. And it appears that the results from the election have only amplified the silence that Americans seem to have on the subject of the environment.In a stunning turn of events, US voters elected conservative businessman Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. Trump will now become the only world leader to actively deny that climate change is real, which means that the environment is about to suffer an enormous blow.And that’s not speculation — that is exactly what Donald Trump told Americans just days before the general election.
As Think Progress reported, Trump told supporters on October 26th that he would end the “wasteful” spending on climate action:
“I will also cancel all wasteful climate change spending from Obama-Clinton, including all global warming payments to the United Nations. These steps will save $100 billion over 8 years, and this money will be used to help rebuild the vital infrastructure, including water systems, in America’s inner cities.”
Hillary was only slightly better than Donald Trump when it came to TRUE positive intentions for Earth. In order to make a real difference it will take someone who makes it a genuine number one priority. The Earth has been the real loser for a very long time now. It is up to us, the people, to make the changes happen because our politicians, none of them, are going to do it in earnest.