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1. Trump in Denial

When I was in high school, I read a story about a voodoo priest who placed a death curse on a man.  The man didn’t believe in voodoo, so he wasn’t worried about it, but then he started feeling poorly.  His joints ached, he began sweating profusely, and he was running a fever.  He told a friend about the curse and asked if he should be worried.  The friend said, “Maybe you just have the flu.  If voodoo isn’t real, you’ll get better.  But if it is real, you’ll die, and what you believe won’t matter.”

This is how it is with global warming.  If it isn’t real, thousands of scientists and hundreds of world leaders are sounding the alarm for nothing, and their folly will become evident in the decades ahead.  But if global warming is real, then climate change deniers like Donald Trump, who’s announced he will pull America out of the Paris climate agreement, Steve Bannon (Trump’s shadowy rabbi), and Scott Pruitt (current Administrator of the EPA) are going to be shown for the fools they are.   The consequences of their buffoonery, however, will be felt throughout the world for decades—and maybe forever.  Trump, Bannon, and Pruitt won’t live to see the worst of the damage they’re inflicting on humanity, but our grandchildren will, as will their children and the generations that follow (if any do).

Tags: Donald Trump, president, climate, denial, Paris agreement, doomsday, global warming

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Greg Hustis

Well, Terry, your piece was entertaining, informative, and with regard to your conclusion, right on the mark. As an acknowledged right wing neanderthal, I am in complete agreement. Perhaps by couching your argument in such a good read, more of our intellectual friends will understand the true immediate danger we all face, especially when considering the constant soft pedaling that terror still receives in so many quarters.

Best to Debra,

Greg

September 10, 2016, 2:06 PM
Petra Hinke

Thank you Terry for a most interesting and frightening analysis...I would have never thought of the ghouls and zombies of our imaginary classic tales coming to life (reality) in the form of ISIS, but they have indeed. Brilliantly said, and truly scary.

This piece and your spot-on comments about Trump make it doubly scary. Let's hope some sanity prevails and that we do not elect him into office. As to ISIS, who knows how to solve that one? What is this world coming to?

Petra

September 12, 2016, 11:38 PM
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