We knew he was unfit. We knew he was scary, and a demagogue, and someone whose interest in holding office had everything to do with his ego and nothing to do with public service. And on Thursday, Donald Trump made the scariest move of his young presidency.
Ever since the revelations about James Comey’s firing and the investigation into Russia’s influence in the election, I’ve told anyone who will listen that the impeachment and potential removal of Trump from office would give way to someone (Mike Pence) whose right-leaning agenda is far more dangerous, but who had a much smaller chance of getting us in to World War III.
And what Trump did — starting the process of removing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord — is arguably more dangerous than World War III. Unless it devolved into nuclear war, a potential third World War wouldn’t lead to the end of the world as we know it. Climate change, though? That’s irreversible. And eventually, it will lead to the end of the world as we know it.
The sight of Trump on the White House lawn on Thursday afternoon, gleefully announcing he was putting America first by pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord — as dozens of sleazy constituents cheered and clapped — was sickening. These people were cheering and clapping about the denial of scientific evidence. They were celebrating something that could imperil the human race.
And why was Trump doing this? As he said, it was to put America — specifically cities like Pittsburgh — first. To bring back jobs to regions the Paris Climate Accord negatively impacted. So, how did the mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, respond?
He tweeted the following:
The United States joins Syria, Nicaragua & Russia in deciding not to participate with world’s Paris Agreement. It’s now up to cities to lead
— bill peduto (@billpeduto) June 1, 2017
Shortly after Peduto’s tweet, the Governor’s of New York, Washington, and California announced the formation of the United States Climate Alliance.
All of the issues the citizens of the United States have marched about since Trump took office have been of importance. But this? This supersedes everything. If we don’t stop global warming, we won’t have a globe.
The good news? As the New York Times points out, what Trump did is not something that will go into effect immediately. Rather, it will take roughly four years to go into effect. Translation? We can prevent it by voting this incompetent excuse for a human being out of office in just under three and a half years (if he’s still in office by then).
There were many who predicted Trump would govern as a centrist once he took office, that the insane promises he made while campaigning would fade away. Those people were wrong. Now, it’s time for us to continue to fight back against this wannabe dictator before he does irreversible damage to this country and the rest of the world.
Disclaimer: The political views presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Not Another Millennial Blog.