Earth’s Atmosphere Passes 400 Ppm of Carbon Dioxide And Donald Trump Has No Environment Plan
Throughout the course of every year, there are natural, predictable fluctuations in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. Levels of carbon dioxide are highest in the wintertime, and are reduced somewhat during the spring and summer, as plants in the northern hemisphere, where most of the planet’s land mass is, take carbon dioxide out of the air to conduct metabolism and construct new parts of their bodies.
This year, for the first time ever in human history, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of our planet has spent all year above the concentration of 400 parts per million. This is an important development because carbon dioxide is a strong greenhouse gas. Increased concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are proven to be correlated with increased atmospheric temperatures.
Global warming isn’t a theory. It’s an observed fact.
Global warming, and the broader climate change that is associated with it, are already causing massive amounts of economic damage around the world. Any serious national leader must have a plan for how to deal with this climate crisis.
Donald Trump, the Republican nominee to become President of the United States, has no climate plan.
Not only does Trump lack a climate plan, he hasn’t even come up with a general plan for dealing with environmental problems.
Trump’s plan is to simply pretend that environmental problems don’t exist. Trump intends to simply ignore the growing concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and do nothing to reverse it, nothing to stop it, nothing to even slow it down.
In fact, the political plans that Donald Trump has developed that relate to the environment all aim to make the environmental problems we face even worse than they already are. Trump wants to destroy regulations that limit the amount of pollution that enters Americans’ drinking water. Trump plans to end laws that prevent corporations from spraying toxic chemicals and even human shit all over food destined for human consumption.
Donald Trump plans to increase the rate of increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere, by removing all limits on burning of crude oil and coal. Trump intends to turn back the clock on America’s energy technology, returning our country to the smog-choked days of the middle of the last century.