Saturday, Dec. 1, U.S. president, Donald Trump, was the only world leader to reject accords to take action against climate change at the G20 Summit in Argentina. Instead, the President decided to remain firm in his conviction that remedying our changing climate is not his concern.
This decision does not come to any surprise as such a conviction is a staple belief of his base of supporters. It serves the interests of those who seek to profit from a deregulated economic structure. The fiscal bottom line, in the president’s mind, is the only important concern. Let it be clear, this bottom line is not one stemming from a sense for the common good; rather it is one that exists exclusively for the top one percent of the wealthiest in the United States.
President Trump, in all his positions of policy, has consistently demonstrated that his interests are entirely self-serving and not for the well-being for the country or our world at large. Proof of this can be found in a story reported by U.S. News in 2017 that exposes the president’s hypocrisy. The report states that a Trump golf resort in Ireland will construct walls to protect itself from rising sea levels and water erosion while citing global warming among its reasoning.
Climate change is only a concern when his dollar is threatened. Yet, instead of taking steps to remedy our ailing planet, he elects that only those with means defend themselves from the impending disasters. Let the rich live behind their walls while the poor drown seems to be his creed.
We cannot ignore climate change
The evidence for climate change cannot be ignored. No one on this planet can afford or profit from neglecting this grave concern. This is our planet. This is our home. Without the Earth we would not exist for it has given life to us all.
We did not magically manifest from nothing, nor can we subsist on nothing. Everything on this planet lives and breathes in its own way and we all depend on everything this world has given us. From every drop of rain, every stone, and through every tree in the lush sprawling forests that blanket our world exists an essence of significance.
We have done far too much damage to that which we owe are existence. Now is the time that we begin to help it heal. It is time we nurture our mother Earth the same way it has nurtured us. Any financial gain that could be made from its destruction will hold no value when we cease to exist.
Mr. President, I humbly and respectfully beseech you, prove me wrong in my opinion of you. Prove that you care more for your country than your currency. Admit that climate change is a threat and work with your fellow world leaders to remedy these ills. Please.
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