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We've had good discussions on climate change on this website in the past, but I suppose like everything else in the Trump era, we are consumed by what Trump says and does every day. Trump is a distraction from many of the important issues of the day. Even the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have a back seat to whatever outrageous things Trump is saying on the day which the media follows obediently.
The media (MSNBC and CNN) doesn't have to cover Trump's every move. Why do we have to watch him going up and down the stairway to Air Force One? And why cover his shouting impromptu "news conferences" from where ever he is leaving from or arriving? Sheesh, it's not like he has anything new to say.
Anyway, getting back to the subject of climate change, as we have discussed, climate change is causing mass migrations of peoples that in turn are causing racial and ethnic strife in areas not usually used to it. Even Sweden is not immune from civil unrest as reported by ABC:
"STOCKHOLM -- Far-right activists burned a Quran in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, sparking riots and unrest after more than 300 people gathered to protest, police said Saturday.
"Rioters set fires and threw objects at police and rescue services Friday night, slightly injuring several police officers and leading to the detention of about 15 people.
"The violence followed the burning Friday afternoon of a Quran, near a predominantly migrant neighborhood, that was carried out by far-right activists and filmed and posted online, according to the TT news agency."
The migrations from countries affected by drought, floods and war to to more affluent countries leads to inequality as the new immigrants are slow to assimilate. Europe is feeling the effects of migration from the Africa as well as the Middle East (Syria). The United States, of course, has contended with migrations from Central America.
It gives prominence to white nationalist movements and opportunist demagogues like Trump. We are not that welcoming to "the other" despite what we say on the Statue of Liberty -- give us your tired and poor, etc. No it doesn't work that way now.
As the effects of climate change worsen especially for the marginalized in society, the more affluent will not be immune. Civil unrest and wars will become increasingly a part of our daily lives in the years and decades ahead. It may be too late to stop the effects of climate change, and Trump's actions to undo everything Obama did to help mitigate the effects means we will reach a tipping point sooner.