Why the Establishment Denies Climate Change

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Why the Establishment Denies Climate Change

They do not know any better, despite all the proof they are offered. To place Republicans, who as a general rule, deny climate change, in positions at the Environmental Protection Agency is just wow. Climate change is real, it is a fact, and it is not going way. 2018 marks the end of seven years of drought in California. Think about what that means; many have done away with their lawns except in Southern California where the snoots actually import water for their prissy, perfect lawns while poorer neighborhoods have soccer lawns dry up. Yes, Los Angeles is a land of a lot of income inequality. Conservative Republicans hang on every word of the Trump administration until hurricanes devastate other states, since humans driving, for example, cause climate change. The ideological hot mess between Democrats and Republicans will only get worse until Republicans get their heads out of their hats in order to see that climate change actually happens. Gallup found that 85 percent of Democrats are reasonable enough to see that human activity has lead to climate change, and 38 percent of Republicans agree. To continue to deny climate change is just ridiculous. If a friend of mine in the 1990s mentioned that having to wear shorts in the winter means that climate change is happening, then by now after the seven year drought we had in California, I agree with her. Climate change should not be up for debate on this planet. We are stuck with the one planet we have and we are busy polluting, causing our own problems, and shooting ourselves in the foot. Regardless of what side you are on, conservative or liberal, you have to make sure to see that climate change needs to be addressed formally. It is backwards to pretend otherwise. Should we all be putting aside our differences and working together to fix the problems we have made for ourselves?

Climate change denial is for silly young things. It is generally the Republican’s denial of climate change that is unique in the entire “Free World,” according to the Atlantic. If you are a Republican, you are supposed to be a climate change denier? How on earth do you make them see reason if this is a new rule, a requirement for being a Republican? Yet another ridiculous setback in the history of the human race. Climate changes are real. Warmer winters have happened in California, as have changing patterns for growing vegetables in the fields and in your own yard. I suppose I’m an innocent who hasn’t dealt with enough hostile Republicans. Yet I do have Republican friends that I’ve known for a long time. The Industrial Revolution increased atmospheric carbon dioxide above a particular line. The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history according to NASA since 50,000 years ago there were seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat with the end of the last Ice Age 7,000 years ago. This planet is 4.5 billion years old. Our current civilization is but a brain fart in the history of this planet, since we have spent 50 years evolving quickly. How do we know that outside forces that are watching us, the people that are watching us with great interest who come here from light years away, have not blown us up or caused widespread plagues to wipe us out when we reach a certain point in human development? Yes, they are watching us, so how do we cope with each other’s differences? How do we learn to work together for the sake of our planet and our survival?

Works Cited

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=kGu0XZbpA9X59AO22pqQDA&q=how+old+is+Earth%3F+&oq=how+old+is+Earth%3F+&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l10.360.3051..3216...3.0..4.421.4360.1j0j9j4j2....2..0....1..gws-wiz.....0..0i131j0i10j0i70i251.Sjnm3ZGBuSA&ved=0ahUKEwiW8Zvyo7rlAhXVPH0KHTatBsIQ4dUDCAg&uact=5

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/donald-trump-climate-change-skeptic-denial/510359/

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/10/why-republicans-deny-climate-change/343790/ https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

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