Climate Change Post

Despite overwhelming scientific proof that the world’s climate is shifting, President of the United States has been on the deniers side. Moreover, in his campaigns, he referred to climate change at a Chinese hoax meant to cripple the U.S manufacturing sector. In his assertion, he said that created the climate change to secure unfair trade because Obama government was seeking to reduce the consumption of coal in America. Blaming China on climate change is a misplaced strategy because even America is industrialized and liberates a significant amount of carbon. The allegation may worsen the joint efforts to arrest the problem. Ideally, climate change is real; thus, no point of Trump denying such a fact. Its impacts are felt including a rise in oceanic temperatures. Denial would worsen the commitment of America in fighting climate change. It is clear the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon plays a vital role in climate change. It is a science of reality that Trump must appreciate and work with going forward. Banning noble climate policies is painful. The Obama administration designed systems that aimed at gradually eradicating the menace by next century (Broome, 2017).

Furthermore, rolling back the Clean Power Plan championed by the Obama administration will even worsen climate change. The plan was meant to cut down US power plant’s carbon discharge one-third below the 2005 levels by 2030. It aimed at scaling back greenhouse gases and curbing global warming above the pre-industrial level to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit by next century (Broome, 2017). It was such a noble project that Trump ought to support. Halting Clean Power means that Trump administration encourages the burning of fossil.

Moreover, the Dakota and Keystone XL pipeline construction would have severe effects on climate because it will lead to overreliance and use of fossil fuel alongside delaying future investment on renewable technologies (Broome, 2017). Notably, combating climate change means using environmentally friendly sources of energy and not hydrocarbons. The move my Trump raises the questions whether Trump wants to uphold the creation of the more carbon-intensive energy sources in the world or is aiming to cut greenhouse gases in a bid to find lasting solutions to climate change.



Broome, J. (2017). Trump and climate change. The Philosophers’ Magazine, (76), 22-22.