Congressional Democrats and Climate Change advocates like to paint a gloomy picture that President Trump is a “climate change denier” and that he does not care what happens to the earth.
Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D) is one of Trump’s loudest detractors, blames him for U.S. pollution woes and says that he’s making it “easier for polluters.”
“Trump wants to make it easier for polluters,” stated Deutch “We can’t wait for him to take climate change seriously. Thats why Congress needs to step up and put a price on carbon & create the change our planet needs.”
While Deutch and others point to the Trump administration’s “rhetoric” as proof positive that completely dismisses climate change and pollution as a whole, a recent ScientificAmerican.com article paints a different picture of the administration’s climate change policies.
“Trump administration officials tend to talk around climate change, but in official documents, they outline an unfolding crisis of extinctions, flooding and fire.
Agencies under President Trump are cataloging climate impacts in the mandatory environmental reviews that precede major federal actions. They describe worsening damage to virtually every ecosystem, from entire forests down to the ocean’s smallest life forms. But officials use those same documents to minimize the connection between that damage and human-caused emissions, especially when the government is considering the impacts of fossil fuel projects, like drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.”
In Florida, there is no doubt that sea levels are rising, having done so by 8 inches since 1950.
Deutch, who has introduced a carbon tax bill to fight climate change, uses the rising sea levels in South Florida as his go-to issue to push his climate change agenda.
The Deutch carbon tax bill Deutch has introduced should pass the House of Representatives, but is expected to be dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate.