While Donald Trump is invested as the next president of the U.S., many climate change experts consider that he can make America great again, but also that he can find new ways to stop climate change.
We all know that Trump even before being invested as the 45th U.S. president, he started to replace many people involved in the fight against climate change with people that are climate change deniers because he thinks that climate change is only a hoax created by China in order to weaken the U.S. on the global market.
In addition, Trump wants to stop the funds for climate research in the U.S., and also to remove the country from the Paris Climate Agreement signed by the U.S. at the end of 2015.
Giving the fact that the Trump Administration has already tried to roll back or even to stop the Clean Power Plan that was initiated by the former U.S. president Barack Obama along with the EPA in August, 2015, and which is considered a key piece for the U.S. to meet its emission targets, we can say that Trump’s mandate will be quite difficult for the part of the U.S. that really understands that climate change is a real threat for humanity.
Beside stopping the funds for climate research, he plans to revive the coal sector in the country, and this way the U.S. may face smog alerts like the ones that we can see these days in India and China.
His new slogan may sound something like this: “make America great again by burning more coal baby!”
However, the U.S. is not the only polluter in the world, China is today the number one in terms of pollution on the planet, but with the election of Trump, China has now the chance to also become the most important investor in clean energy in the world.
I am confident that many U.S. companies will continue investing in clean energy and clean technologies, and the fight against climate change in the U.S. won’t stop with the election of Trump.
Donald Trump may be the 45th president of the U.S., but this doesn’t mean that he can stop the world’s trend toward a cleaner future.
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