Trump Eliminates Climate Funding Just As Concern About The Environment Hits Record High

As Donald Trump proposes to eliminate federal funding for climate change, American concern about the environment is at a record high, recent polling shows.

According to Gallup, a record high of 62 percent of Americans believe the effects of climate changing are playing out right now. Nearly 70 percent feel that global warming is caused by human activities.

Since the beginning of the new century, worry over the changing climate has only increased as evidence of the warming globe becomes clearer and clearer.

More numbers via Gallup:

Just as the country is reaching a consensus that the world is facing and must tackle the climate crisis, Trump – living in the land of alternative facts – is pushing a new budget that would totally eliminate climate change funding.

In a stunning moment on Thursday, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said this: “I think the president was fairly straightforward on [climate change]: We’re not spending money on that anymore.”

“We consider that to be a waste of your money,” he added.

This is essentially the policy version of Trump’s infamous 2012 tweet in which he said climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese to undermine U.S. manufacturing.

After eight years of a president – Barack Obama – who made fighting climate change a priority and brought the world together to fight it, the new president thinks there is no need to devote any federal money toward it. It’s an embarrassing and dangerous step backward.

Meanwhile, each year will continue to see record high global temperatures, storms will continue to intensify, and the American people will continue to live through the devastating consequences of this environmental crisis.

We’ve known for some time that climate change is happening. The only difference now is that we have a president who no longer cares about stopping it.

Recent Posts

Jimmy Kimmel Trashes Trump As The Dumbest Criminal In The World

Jimmy Kimmel pointed out that every single one of Trump's legal problems is because he…

4 hours ago

Rachel Maddow Obliterates The Right’s Trump Indictment Hysteria

Rachel Maddow shot down the idea that Trump is anything special and that the country…

10 hours ago

Michael Cohen Says Trump Is Panicked And Afraid

Michael Cohen knows Trump and he described the former president's current behavior as panic and…

15 hours ago

The Big Trump Protest is a Bust with More Reporters Than Trump Supporters

Donald Trump’s big protest is a bust, with more reporters attending than supporters, by “probably…

16 hours ago

Jim Jordan Accused Of Intimidating Law Enforcement Officials

Former federal prosecutor Rep. Glenn Ivey (D-MD) accused Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of intimidating law…

17 hours ago

Biden Drops The Veto Hammer On Marjorie Taylor Greene

President Biden vetoed a bill that would have jeopardized the retirement savings of millions of…

19 hours ago