AOC is a powerhouse.
I couldn't love this more. But damn, I don't know how you fit all you do into the same 24 hours we all get.
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) April 17, 2019
Glad you appreciate the urgency of adopting nuclear power & promoting geoengineering research. So few politicians are willing to put practical solutions ahead of partisan ideology.
— Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) April 17, 2019
Wonderful! We need more inspiration like this. Another great example of imagining a positive future was produced in 2005, as if it was looking back from the year 2055 when we had solved the climate crisis. Worth 4 minutes. You can see it here: https://t.co/0QhqDTk7QL
— Susan Hassol, Climate Communication (@ClimateComms) April 17, 2019
We sent people to the moon in the time when computers were so slow it was a joke. Who's to say we can't pull this off?
— Francisco Hernández (@teacherfco) April 17, 2019
Trump, meanwhile, continues to deny the reality of anthropomorphic climate change. He has mocked the Green New Deal and spread misinformation, like the laughably false right-wing claim that AOC wants to ban cows.
I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called “Carbon Footprint” to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military – even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019
Last month, the president shared a quote on Twitter that refers to climate change as “fake news” and “fake science.”
Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace: “The whole climate crisis is not only Fake News, it’s Fake Science. There is no climate crisis, there’s weather and climate all around the world, and in fact carbon dioxide is the main building block of all life.” @foxandfriends Wow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019
Patrick Moore is not a Greenpeace co-founder and is not taken seriously within the scientific community.
Nevertheless, the United Nations recently issued dire warnings to us all: clean up our act, or potentially face climatological armageddon by the end of the century.
Instead of listening to the experts and making necessary changes, however, global carbon emissions reached an all-time high in 2018 with no signs of abating.
“[Current] energy and climate policies are not sufficient to overcome the growth in economic activity or energy-use growth,” said Glen Peters, research director at Norway’s Center for International Climate Research and author of the Global Carbon Project’s report. “So there’s no other alternative but to ramp up policies, basically, otherwise emissions will keep rising.”