The Missed Opportunity of 2018

This is another reason why I founded #earthlobbyist,  For our, and all the grandchildren.  2018 was  a year marked by the USA president’s  destructive, retrograde policies,  by backsliding among big nations, by fresh data showing that carbon dioxide emissions are still going up, by ever more ominous signs  (devastating wildfires and floods, frightening scientific reports) of what a future of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions is likely to bring.

The United States refused to endorse  the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming issued in October 2018  by the United Nations scientific panel on climate change calling for swift reductions in fossil fuel use by 2030 to avoid the worst consequences of climate change, which it said were approaching much faster than anyone had thought.

The trump international energy and climate adviser, Wells Griffith,   fails to recognize the clean energy economy or the threat of  Man Made Atmospheric Carbon Creation to the national economy, population  and infrastructure  when he said   “The United States has an abundance of natural resources and is not going to keep them in the ground. We ( GOPS & 45) strongly believe that no country should have to sacrifice their economic prosperity or energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability.” The reality *IMO*  is the reduction of Big Fossil Fuel production will cost these companies and their investors future short term income that will be paid for by future generation when the damage has been done and these carbon industrialist investors are dead

Referenced Article published 12.27.18

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