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Trump's climate policies
#11
Events already forces a retreat..

Quote:Over the last eight months, President Donald Trump’s doctrine on environmental policies has become clear. Did Barack Obama do it? Then get rid of it. Does it mention climate change? Then throw it out the window. This strategy is red meat for Trump’s base, but crowd-pleasing rarely makes for wise policy. Case in point: Ten days before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Trump decided that America should no longer require federally funded projects like roads and hospitals to be built to withstand rising seas or heavier rainfall. He repealed these widely popular flood protection standards—put in place, of course, by his predecessor—for no apparent reason, other than wanting to speed up project approvals. 

But now that back-to-back record-breaking hurricanes have caused deadly flooding far outside of federally designated floodplains, Trump is reevaluating this decision. Last week, the Washington Post reported that Trump is considering proposing similar flood standards to the Obama-era ones he just repealed. This shift, the Post noted, “represents a striking acknowledgment by an administration skeptical of climate change that the government must factor changing weather into some of its major infrastructure policies.”

In other words, Trump is open to preparing the U.S. for some of climate change’s worst impacts, but only now that he’s seen those impacts with his own eyes.
The Deadly Risk of Ruling by Pettiness and Spite | New Republic
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#12
Amazing, it's like promoting cigarettes at a cancer meeting..

Quote:The Trump administration used its only public forum at the United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany, on Monday to promote fossil fuels and nuclear energy. On a panel organized by the US delegation, an executive from Peabody Energy, the largest private coal company in the world, spoke alongside an executive from NuScale Power, a company developing small modular nuclear reactors, another representative of the fossil fuel industry and a Trump adviser. The discussion was a side event at this week’s 23rd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP 23, the first set of international climate talks since President Donald Trump announced his plans in June to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
The Trump administration went to the UN climate talks to promote coal - Vox
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