Ivanka Trump will not save the planet –
Ivanka Trump is not going to be the next President of the United States. Ivanka Trump isn’t even legally allowed to assume any kind of policy-making or advising rule, thanks to laws against nepotism and the fact that Ivanka is expected to take on more responsibilities in running her father’s businesses when he becomes president. Which means that for all her professed interest in climate, Ivanka isn’t going to be the one actually pulling the strings of climate policy and regulation in the United States — that will fall to her father, and the advisers and cabinet members that he is surrounding himself with.
And when it comes to the people that will be making the policies that dictate issues crucial to climate action — from fossil fuel extraction to renewable energy funding — Trump and his cohort could not be further removed from Gore. Trump has called climate change a “hoax,” and has argued that cold weather disproves the phenomenon of global climate change. During the campaign — and in the weeks following his election — he has called for unfettered fossil fuel production, promising to lift the federal moratorium on coal mining and restrictions on offshore drilling. He has also promised to end President Obama’s signature piece of climate legislation, the Clean Power Plan, and pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement.
She’s the bait in the switch.