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The Paris Climate Change Agreement

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    Since I spend a lot of time with high school students, it's rare that I even have the radio on in my car as I am driving home. When I DO turn it on, about the only thing that I listen to is NPR.

    Today's show, titled "fresh air" included a discussion of a book titled, " Losing Earth - The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change". If you are ambitious, you can read the entire book on the New York Times website:

    Since I found the discussion interesting, I stopped by the local library to see if they had a copy, and discovered ANOTHER new book about climate change on the "new releases" pile. This one is titled "Uninhabitable Earth - Life After Warming", by David Wallace-Wells. Although it's a short book, there are an ADDITIONAL 65 pages of bibliography, so it's obviously a well-researched book. The book covers a wide variety of causes, so it's not surprising at all that Trump gets cited numerous times.

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    For the last 10 years, Rod Schoonover was an intelligence analyst for the government. His focus was on the impact of environmental and climate change on national security.

    Last month, the White House blocked his bureau’s written testimony on the national security implications of climate change to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The stated reason was that the scientific foundation of the analysis did not comport with the administration’s position on climate change.

    As a result of Trump's stupidity, Schoonover recently resigned his position.

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    Government databases on accumulated scientific research data are being scrubbed as part of a purge of anything climate related. What next? Removal of all climate change books and related material from schools and libraries to be replaced by literature that says, "only God can control the weather" as James Inhofe once said on the Senate floor. This is insane.
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    Yes, this country is going to hell in a hurry. Sorry but " not any "human" created "god's" control the weather; the "universe" just does what it wants, without any "human" consultation. People can only help themselves by keeping the air and water clean, but yeah they rather pollute this planet. Keep people "dumb" then you can rule over them.
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    As you know, Robert Redford has long been an active environmentalist.

    He reminded us two days ago that although our withdrawal from the treaty becomes final on November 4, 2020 (the day after a Democrat becomes president) we could re-apply at that time, and be re-admitted to the treaty after 30 days, which would start the process of repairing the damage done by the Trump administration.